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Case Rep Surg. 2016;2016:4182741. doi: 10.1155/2016/4182741. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

Left Upper Lobectomy for Congenital Lobar Emphysema in a Low Weight Infant.

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1
Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, 17674 Kallithea, Greece.
2
Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, 54642 Thessaloniki, Greece.
3
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sismanoglio General Hospital of Athens, 15126 Marousi, Greece.

Abstract

Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a rare lung congenital malformation. Differential diagnosis of the disease remains challenging in an infant with acute respiratory distress. We report a case of a 3-week-old female infant with a weight of 2.1 kg who presented respiratory distress related to CLE. Left upper lobectomy was performed and she had an uneventful recovery.

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