Congenital lobar emphysema: Challenges in diagnosis and ventilation

Prabhu, Manjunath and Thomas, Joseph Tim (2012) Congenital lobar emphysema: Challenges in diagnosis and ventilation. Anesthesia: Essays and Researches, 6 (2). pp. 203-206. ISSN 0259-1162

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Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a rare congenital anomaly of lung causing over aeration of one or more lobes of a histologically normal lung. It presents in infancy with respiratory distress due to compression atelectasis and often associated with mediastinal shift and hypotension. CLE poses a challenge in diagnosis and positive pressure ventilation due to air trapping. We report a case of 8‑week‑old infant with CLE posted for right lobectomy. Strategies to prevent misdiagnosis, over aeration and use of IPPV have been reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congenital lobar emphysema;Lobectomy; Positive pressure ventilation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 09:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 09:44

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