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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2013, Article ID 947401, 3 pages
Case Report

Left Sided Oesophageal Lung: A Diagnostic Challenge

Department of Neonatology, SSKM Hospital & IPGME&R, India

Received 23 January 2013; Accepted 15 February 2013

Academic Editors: C. Aldana-Valenzuela, C. F. Classen, A. W. Kamps, C. Modesto, and A. Spalice

Copyright © 2013 Amitava Sur et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bronchopulmonary foregut malformations (BPFMs) include a wide variety of malformations such as intralobar or extralobar pulmonary sequestration, foregut duplication cysts, and diverticula of the gastrointestinal or pulmonary tree (Srikanth et al., 1992). Those anomalies in which a tract between the respiratory and alimentary systems exists are termed communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations (CBPFMs). Most infants with CBPFMs suffer from respiratory distress, and an accurate diagnosis may be difficult to make at the patient’s initial presentation. Herein we report such a case which posed a diagnostic challenge to us. This baby however survived and is doing well on a 2-year followup.