Congenital lobar emphysema - case report

A five month-old infant with congenital lobar emphysema is presented. Due to previously suspected diaphragmal hernia the infant underwent the surgery. Clinically, disorder was manifested with mild to severe respiratory symptoms. The indication for surgery was based on the radiological finding (hyperinflation of right upper lobe , as well as the computed tomography (herniation of the right lung to the left), lung scintigraphy (impaired perfusion of the right lung), bronchoscopy and bronchography the surgery, respectively. After lobectomy of upper right lobe the diagnosis was confirmed histopathologically as well.
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 50, No 3, july - september 2006
Authors: M. Raos, S. Batinica, K. Kovač, J. Marković, N. Peruško Matasić
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