Cystic Lung Disease Symptoms & Causes

What is a cyst?

A cyst is a closed sac that may be filled with air, fluids or semi-solid material.

Can cystic lung disease be detected prenatally?

Yes, sometimes. Ultrasound may reveal some cysts or conditions; other times, symptoms may not appear until your child is significantly older.

What are the symptoms of cystic lung disease?

While each child may experience symptoms differently, and while symptoms may depend on the condition causing the disease, some common symptoms include:

  • breathing difficulty
  • pain with breathing
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • recurrent pneumonia

Symptoms of cystic lung diseases may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.