Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is defined as the hyperinflation of pulmonary lobes due to obstruction of the flow of air via a known or unknown etiology, which causes pressure symptoms in the adjacent organs. CLE is mainly diagnosed in the neonatal period, and very few adult cases have been reported. Here we report a 34-year-old male with muscular dystrophy who was diagnosed with CLE on examination. He underwent a right lower lobectomy via 3-portal completely video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and his symptoms improved. Thoracoscopic surgery helped preserve the respiratory muscles and led to the improvement of respiratory function in this patient.
- Completely video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
- Congenital lobar emphysema
- Muscular dystrophy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)