Cartilaginous variant of congenital adenomatoid malformation of the lung.


Journal Article

We report the occurrence of an unusual variant of congenital adenomatoid malformation (CAM) of the lung in a 16-year-old male. Abundant cartilage in the walls of malformed bronchioles, an extremely rare finding in CAM, distinguishes this lesion from the usual forms. We present the roentgenographic, computed tomographic, and pathologic features of this lesion as well as its embryologic implications. In addition, two similar cases are reviewed, one of which has been briefly discussed in a previous publication. Cartilaginous CAM should be distinguished from another lesion with abundant cartilage, the so-called pulmonary hamartoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benning, TL; Godwin, JD; Roggli, VL; Askin, FB

Published Date

  • September 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 514 - 516

PubMed ID

  • 3622030

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3622030

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.92.3.514


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States