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


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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