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Bronchogenic cyst mimicking a pulmonary varix. FREE TO VIEW

F I León-Rivero; R A Cox; E Cunningham; P I Altieri; J L Miranda; F M Catinchi
Chest. 1978;73(4):545-546. doi:10.1378/chest.73.4.545
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A 14-year-old boy initially had severe hemoptysis and a coin lesion in the left lower lobe on the chest x-ray film. Pulmonary arteriographic studies suggested the presence of a pulmonary varix. Pathologic examination of the specimen obtained at surgery revealed a bronchogenic cyst. Pulmonary varices are extremely rare. Bronchogenic cysts must be included in the differential diagnosis of these lesions.

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