Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation

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Definition

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CAM) is categorized as a highly distinct entity, which was discovered way back in 1949. CAM is characterized as a developmental hamartomatous, an abnormality of the lung that comes with an adenomatoid abundance of cysts that resemble bronchioles.

Diagnosis

CAM may be initially diagnosed by ultrasonography during prenatal. After birth, the chest radiography is usually performed first and CT scanning will also be necessary to assess the extent and type of the lesions.

Treatment

In such special cases, a fetus that is diagnosed with CAM should be closely monitored during the pregnancy stage and perform a surgical removal after birth of the baby. For fetuses that develop some fluid collections in the chest cavity, a Harrision catheter shunt is administered to efficiently drain the accumulation of amniotic fluid. Fetus with some large cystic masses may sometimes pose serious danger during birth due to possible compression of the airways. In such cases, a surgical type of delivery is performed.

Causes

CAM is known to be a result arising from a focal arrest in the development of the fetal just before the 7th week of gestation period of the mother. However, the pulmonary development with the marked distortion may be present even at the embryonic development.

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