Congenital Lobar Emphysema: Anaesthetic Challenges and Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Suman Saini,
H.No 43, B-1 Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India.
Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE) is a developmental anomaly, characterized by hyperinflation of one or more pulmonary lobes. It presents in infancy with variable degree of respiratory distress due to compression atelectasis. It is most often associated with mediastinal shift with subsequent hypoxia. CLE poses a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. We report a case of five-month-old infant of CLE requiring left lobectomy, who was previously being treated for pneumonia which was unresponsive to medical therapy. Anaesthetic challenges experienced during the case and a brief review of literature is presented.
Lobectomy, Pneumonia, Positive pressure ventilation
Suman Saini, Smita Prakash, Meera Rajeev, K.KGirdhar. CONGENITAL LOBAR EMPHYSEMA: ANAESTHETIC CHALLENGES AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 11:UD04-UD06. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 26, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Mar 11, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 01, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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