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“An unusual case of diffuse cystic lung disease: A teenager with lung metastasis”
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  • Sevim Guler,
  • Hull NC,
  • Manuel Arteta,
  • Nadir Demirel
Sevim Guler
Istanbul University-

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Hull NC
Mayo Clinic Minnesota Department of Radiology
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Manuel Arteta
Mayo Clinic Minnesota
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Nadir Demirel
Mayo Clinic Minnesota
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We are presenting a teenage girl with a recent history of virilism who presented with tension pneumothorax. Subsequent contrast-enhanced chest CT revealed multiple bilateral irregular thin-walled cysts of varying sizes with numerous solid noncalcified pulmonary nodules and pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms. Lung biopsy revealed trophoblastic neoplasm with metastasis to both lungs. We discussed the differential diagnosis of diffuse cystic lung diseases. While diffuse cystic lung diseases in children are rarely due to malignancy, we emphasize that clinicians be aware of the possibility of metastatic lung diseases and their radiologic features when encountering diffuse cystic lung diseases.
17 Jul 2023Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
17 Jul 2023Assigned to Editor
17 Jul 2023Submission Checks Completed
17 Jul 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Jul 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
13 Nov 20231st Revision Received