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Med J Malaysia. 2007 Dec;62(5):416-7.

Infected intraparenchymal bronchogenic cyst mimicking recurrent lung abscess in a young adult.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Heart and Lung Centre, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.


A 23 year old female with a past history of a lung abscess diagnosed at the age of 13 years presented with recurrent episodes of productive cough. Chest radiograph and a high resolution CT scan of the thorax led to the diagnosis of a left lower lobe lung abscess. She underwent a successful thoracotomy and a left lower lobe lobectomy. Histopathological examination revealed the diagnosis of an infected congenital bronchogenic cyst. The recent literature on this is reviewed.

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