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Case 107
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Ellen Chung

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10.1093/med/9780199758968.003.0107
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date: 16 February 2019

20-year-old female with shortness of breath.

CT image of the chest reveals a tubular, soft-tissue-attenuation structure (arrowhead) that is larger than adjacent vessels. The surrounding lung is hyperinflated.

Solitary nodules in the lung in children are much more likely to be benign lesions or metastases than bronchogenic carcinoma. Benign lesions include congenital anomalies, arteriovenous malformation, and round pneumonia. Branching or tubular opacities suggest allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or bronchial atresia. Adjacent hyperinflation indicates bronchial atresia....

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