Congenital Lobar Emphysema: An Approach of Anesthetic Management UD01-UD03
Dr. Meenakshi Mourya,
C-76, South Extension Part-2, NDSE-2, India.
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Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE) is a medical condition which is quiet rarely seen especially in neonates. The disease is characterized by over inflation of lungs which is produced due to inhibition of escape of inspired air from lungs. This condition usually occurs in infants due to partial obstruction of the bronchus and can be reversed with timely and planned anaesthetic management. Here in, we are presenting a case of an infant who was merely four months of age. CLE was affecting his left upper lobe since birth which was being treated as lobar pneumonia outside at some peripheral health center. The case presented to hospital with the symptoms acute respiratory distress and was taken up for urgent surgical management. Left upper lobectomy was performed which relived his symptoms. Case was discharged from hospital after 10 days of uneventful hospital stay. The case was challenging, as it involved careful and planned anaesthetic management of lung separation as well as prevention of hyperventilation of the un-involved lung.