Congenital lobar emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

22 day old female with respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 22 days
Gender: Female
X-ray

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
Case created: 1st Sep 2010
Last edited: 28th Nov 2017
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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