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J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):934-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.035. Epub 2013 Dec 24.

The use of early lung biopsy in detection of fatal pulmonary disease in the neonate.

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  • 1Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: hitesh.deshmukh@gmail.com.
  • 2Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract

We report a case of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins and review the literature to highlight the importance of lung biopsy, which can affect the decision to use invasive and likely ineffective therapy such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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