Congenital lobar emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


22 day old female with respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 22 days
Gender: Female

Hyperexpansion of the left upper lobe with a portion herniated across the midline. There is shift of the mediastinum to the right, flattening of the left hemidiaphragm and some compression of the left lower lobe.

Case Discussion

Features are those of congenital lobar emphysema of the left upper lobe.  This is the most commonly affected lobe (~40 to 45%).

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Case information

rID: 10653
Published: 1st Sep 2010
Last edited: 11th Oct 2018
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