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Congenital Bilobar Emphysema: A Rare Case- Abstract

Apoorva Kulkarni, Abhaya Gupta, Vishesh Dikshit, Paras Kothari



A 4-month-old male was referred to our tertiary care hospital with repeated episodes of lower respiratory tract infections and respiratory distress. The patient was operated for congenital lobar emphysema of right lung upper lobe at a private hospital 2 months prior. Patient developed respiratory distress again post operatively and had to be ventilated for 4 days. A high resolution contrast tomography (HRCT) of thorax was done which revealed emphysema of middle lobe of right lung. Patient underwent right middle lobe lobectomy via postero-lateral thoracotomy. Patient was relieved of respiratory distress post operatively and was discharged on post-operative day 7 after removal of intercostal drain.

Keywords: congenital, bilobar, emphysema, thoracotomy



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