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Congenital Lobar Emphysema

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(3):429-433.
Published online March 15, 1994.
Congenital Lobar Emphysema
Cheal Gee Kim, Do Hee Choi, Jin Bok Hwang, Chang Ho Han, Hye Li Chung, Young Dae Kwon
Department of Pediatrics, Taegu Catholic University Hospital, Taegu, Korea
선천성 대엽성 폐기종 1례
김철기, 최도희, 황진복, 한창호, 정혜리, 권영대
대구가톨릭대학병원 소아과학교실
Abstract
We had experienced a case of congenital lobar emphysema in a 3months old male infant. Chief symptoms included tachypnea, respiratory difficulty, cyanosis. Chest X-ray or chest CT scan revealed extensive emphysematous changes of the right upper and middle lobes, compression of the right lower lobe and shifted of mediastinum to the left side. This condition was appeared in the absence of infection and foreign body in the bronchus and its failure to respond to conservative treatment. This patient was treated by the right upper and right upper and right middle lobes pneumonectomy. A brief review of literature was made.
Key Words: Lobar emphysema, Congenital


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