Cervical herniation of the lung. Report of a case and review of the literature
Cervical herniation of the apex of the lung into the soft tissues of the neck is a rare finding in the pediatric age group. Whereas in adults the etiology is either posttraumatic or secondary to chronic respiratory disease, in children the condition appears to arise spontaneously as the result of a congenital defect in the costovertebral fascia. Surgical treatment is rarely indicated unless there is evidence of incarceration, or progressive increase in size with resultant cosmetic deformity.
Key wordsCervical hernia lung hernia costovertebral fascia Sibson's fascia
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