Postnatal Imaging of Bronchopulmonary and Mediastinal Malformations

  • F. E. Avni
  • M. Cassart
  • A. Massez


Obstetrical ultrasound has induced a marked increase in the perinatal diagnosis of broncho-pulmonary and mediastinal malformations. The spectrum of malformations amenable to antenatal diagnosis is wide (Table 1). The numerous classifications and terminologies attempt to incorporate a common origin and association of many lesions, including variable foregut airway, lung, and vascular components. Aside from the classical anomalies, such as congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAM), and sequestration, other, less common ones can also be considered as part of the spectrum (pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary aplasia, tracheal bronchus, etc.).


Pulmonary Sequestration Antenatal Diagnosis Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Cystic Lymphangioma Tracheal Bronchus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. E. Avni
    • 1
  • M. Cassart
    • 1
  • A. Massez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingUniversity Clinics of Brussels — Erasme HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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