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Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations may not require surgical intervention
  1. A Jaffé1,
  2. L S Chitty2
  1. 1Sydney Children’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  2. 2Institute of Child Health and University College London Hospitals, London
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Jaffe
    Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2036, Australia; adam.jaffe{at}

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Although technological advances have contributed much to the management of childhood diseases, they have often resulted in decision quandaries. One such example is that of congenital cystic lung lesions. In their paper, Calvert et al describe the outcome over a period of 10 years of suspected congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAMs) in 28 children.1

These are often detected on antenatal ultrasound, and parents were previously reassured after a normal chest radiograph in …

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