Mycobacterium avium lung disease combined with a bronchogenic cyst in an immunocompetent young adult

Yong Soo Kwon, Joungho Han, Ki Hwan Jung, Je Hyeong Kim, Won Jung Koh

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We report a very rare case of a bronchogenic cyst combined with nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease in an immunocompetent patient. A 21-year-old male was referred to our institution because of a cough, fever, and worsening of abnormalities on his chest radiograph, despite anti-tuberculosis treatment. Computed tomography of the chest showed a large multi-cystic mass over the rightupper lobe. Pathological examination of the excised lobe showed a bronchogenic cyst combined with a destructive cavitary lesion with granulomatous inflammation. Microbiological culture of sputum and lung tissue yielded Mycobacterium avium. The patient was administered anti-mycobacterial treatment that included clarithromycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1



  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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