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: firstname.lastname@example.org.