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Cystic lung disease is a term used to describe four distinct conditions that may share a degree of common origin during fetal development. These conditions are:
Bronchogenic cysts (also called a bronchopulmonary foregut malformation)
Cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM)
The Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development (CHILD) at Boston Children's Hospital cares for newborns, infants and children with many different forms of lung disease. Program expertise ranges from care of premature infants to care of full-term infants with breathing difficulties.
We offer a comprehensive, team-based approach to maximize the growth and development of the lungs, which helps children reach their maximum potential in all aspects of their normal activities, including exercise, feeding and learning. Our staff is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and we pride ourselves in how available we are to our families.
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