Spontaneous regression of left upper lobe emphysema after division of large ductus arteriosus in an infant


Dogan O. F. , Duman U., Yorgancioglu C., Boeke E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.48, no.3, pp.269-271, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-271

Abstract

Congenital lobar emphysema is cause of infantile respiratory distress and diagnosed by lobar overaeration, mediastinal shift and/or compression of the adjacent lobe. However, concomitant congenital heart disease with this clinical condition is not uncommon, and there is no uniform consensus about the treatment strategy in these particular cases. We present a child who was treated with division of large patent ductus arteriosus without the lobectomy.