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Death From Bilateral Pulmonary Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation: A Rare Case Report

Zhuo, Luo PhD*; Ren, Liang PhD*; Liu, Qian PhD*; Zhou, Lan PhD*; Yang, Fan PhD*; Liang, Man PhD*; Liu, Liang PhD†

American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology: March 2011 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - pp 25-27
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181c21c51
Case Reports

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is one of rare pulmonary hypoplastic diseases. It has been subdivided into 3 types (I-III). Respiratory distress and hydrops are usually diagnosed pre- or postnatally by ultrasonography or radiography. The pathogenesis of CCAM has not been clarified yet. Here, we present an unusual case of bilateral CCAM (type III) of a 2-month-old infant who died suddenly. Concomitant lung malformation and fatty degeneration in hepatic cells make this case unique since such malformation is seldom found in type III CCAM.

From the *Department of Forensic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republicof China; †Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (China University of Political Science and Law), Ministry of Education, China.

Manuscript received June 9, 2009; accepted July 28, 2009.

Reprints: Liang Liu, PhD, Key Laboratory of Evidence Science (China University of Political Science and Law), Ministry of Education, Beijing, People's Republic of China. E-mail: liangl@cupl.edu.cn.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.