Lobar emphysema is a rare disease and one of the causes of respiratory disturbance in the newborn and infancy. A case report is presented and compared with related data in the literature in Japan. Maternal echographic findings indicated the cystic lung disease of the fetus. The cystic space was punctured and aspirated three times. The baby was delivered by caesarean section after having taken sufficient precaution to prevent respiratory failure. Since the baby developed dyspnea gradually, at five hours following the delivery, right upper lobectomy was performed and the major symptoms were eliminated. The pathological diagnosis was congenital lobar emphysema and the etiology was concluded to be bronchiectasis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1992|
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