CONGENITAL LOBAR EMPHYSEMA

Zahid Gul, Fahad Liaqat, Huma Ambreen Khan, Syed Zia Ul Haq, Momina Tehreem

Abstract


Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a rare form of congenital malformation of the lungs that is characterized by over distension of a lobe of lung due to partial obstruction of the bronchus. The case that we are reporting is a 7 months old male patient admitted in the pediatric department with sign and symptoms of bronchiolitis/ bronchopneumonia.
The patient was investigated which shows, CXR showed partial consolidation of right upper and lower lobe and lobar emphysema (left upper lobe). As additional diagnostic method, thorax computerized tomography was also done. The affected lobe was the left upper lobe. The baby was treated conservatively and discharged home safely followed by regular follow up visits.

Keywords


Congenital emphysema; Emphysema

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