Down syndrome subpleural cysts

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Child with Down syndrome with recent chest infection and worsening respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 13 months
Gender: Male

Extensive lung disease with interstitial thickening and cystic change peripherally. Perihilar collapse.


Multiple cysts throughout both lungs in a predominantly subpleural distribution.

Case Discussion

Subpleural cysts are not common in children with Down syndrome, but they have been described as a feature of the condition.

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Case information

rID: 24124
Published: 29th Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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