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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : UD04 - UD06

Congenital Lobar Emphysema: Anaesthetic Challenges and Review of Literature

Suman Saini, Smita Prakash, Meera Rajeev, K.KGirdhar

1. Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, V.M.M.C and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, V.M.M.C and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 3. Postgraduate, Department of Anaesthesia, V.M.M.C and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 4. Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesia, V.M.M.C and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Suman Saini,
H.No 43, B-1 Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India.
E-mail:drsainisuman@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Lobectomy, Pneumonia, Positive pressure ventilation

How to cite this article :

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
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=September&volume=11&issue=9&page=UD04-UD06&id=10617

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26318.10617

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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