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WARREN ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Congenital Lung Lesions
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WHAT ARE CONGENITAL LUNG LESIONS?

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Congenital lung lesions are relatively rare surgical conditions of the fetus and the newborn. There are several types (CCAM, sequestrations, bronchogenic cysts), which can all be small and insignificant, or become so large that they compress other organs in the chest. They can be found by accident in an otherwise healthy child (on a routine chest X-ray), but are now more and more often detected by ultrasound before birth.
Click on the button in the menu above to learn what congenital lung lesions are. The image on the left is a chest X-ray of a very large CCAM in a newborn infant. If you would like to see other Images, you can click here. However, be aware that some of these Images are graphic in nature, and may not be suitable for everyone. If you prefer, you can contact us for further information.
 You will also find some useful information regarding support groups for high-risk pregnancies, addresses of other centers you may wish to consult, and some practical information regarding our own Fetal Treatment Program. Underlined terms are explained in detail - just click on them. A medical review on this topic was published by our center in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

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