Congenital lobar emphysema presenting as recurrent pneumonia in an infant

Authors

  • Balaji M. D. Department of Pediatrics, Adichunchunagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India
  • Sowmya S. Department of Pediatrics, Adichunchunagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India
  • Naveen K. S. Department of Pediatrics, Adichunchunagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20170726

Keywords:

Congenital lobar emphysema, Chest x-ray, CT scan, Lobectomy

Abstract

Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a developmental anomaly of the lower respiratory tract, which is characterised by hyperinflation of one or more lobes of lung. CLE is potentially reversible, though possible life threatening cause of respiratory distress in neonate. Here we present a 4 months baby who presented with respiratory distress related to CLE.

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2017-02-22

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