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Ipsilateral lobar emphysema in an infant with a repaired congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Research paper by Joseph J Sykes, Derrick D McQueen, Lakshmi L Vaithilingham, Hussnain H Mirza, Susmita S Mikkilineni, Meena M Kalyanaraman

Indexed on: 10 Aug '10Published on: 10 Aug '10Published in: Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies



Abstract

To report a case of lobar emphysema in an infant who had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that was surgically repaired at birth.Case report.Pediatric critical care unit in a tertiary care hospital.A 9-month-old infant who had massive hyperinflation of the right lung and respiratory failure.Confirmation of lobar hyperinflation of the right lung with ventilation and perfusion defects and surgical treatment with lobectomy.Successful treatment of respiratory failure.Lobar emphysema can be a rare development in patients who had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia at birth. This can result in respiratory failure and needs surgical intervention.