Cystic disease/congenital anomalies
Reviewer: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 December 2011, last major update August 2011
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● Also called congenital lobar emphysema
● Infants or young children
● Abnormal bronchial development resulting in air trapping, perhaps due to hypoplasia of bronchial cartilage; associated with other cardiopulmonary anomalies
● Affects left or right upper lobe or right middle lobe
● May cause severe compression of other pulmonary lobes
● Not emphysema since no tissue destruction
● 28 day old baby boy (Indian J Anaesth 2009;53:482)
Gross / clinical images
● Massive distention of alveolar spaces, but no tissue destruction
End of Lung-nontumor > Cystic disease/congenital anomalies > Lobar hyperinflation
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