Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53--58

Congenital lobar emphysema: Pitfalls and management


Deepak K Tempe1, Sanjula Virmani1, Swati Javetkar1, Amit Banerjee2, Sunil Kumar Puri3, Vishnu Datt1 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Radiology, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Deepak K Tempe
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India

Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare entity presenting in the first month of life. It appears with varying degrees of respiratory distress, clinical and radiological evidence of over-aeration of the upper and middle lobes, mediastinal shift and hypoxia. Its early recognition and surgical intervention can be life-saving. Even today, despite advanced diagnostic techniques, pitfalls in diagnosis and management are not uncommon and the condition may be mistaken for pneumothorax or pneumonia. This report elucidates the anesthetic management of three such cases with a review of literature.


How to cite this article:
Tempe DK, Virmani S, Javetkar S, Banerjee A, Puri SK, Datt V. Congenital lobar emphysema: Pitfalls and management.Ann Card Anaesth 2010;13:53-58


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Tempe DK, Virmani S, Javetkar S, Banerjee A, Puri SK, Datt V. Congenital lobar emphysema: Pitfalls and management. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];13:53-58
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