Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 1998 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 971526 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/971526

EZ Phillipos, K Libsekal, "Flexible Bronchoscopy in the Management of Congenital Lobar Emphysema in the Neonate", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 5, Article ID 971526, 3 pages, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/971526

Flexible Bronchoscopy in the Management of Congenital Lobar Emphysema in the Neonate

Abstract

This paper describes the case of a 3 kg neonate who had congenital lobar emphysema of the left upper lobe (LUL). He was in severe respiratory distress with a fraction of inspired oxygen of 0.8. Chest x-ray showed hyperlucent expanded left hemithorax and marked mediastinal shift. Following flexible bronchoscopy and introduction of ultrathin bronchoscope into the LUL bronchus, symptoms and chest x-ray improved markedly. Flexible bronchoscopy resulted in emergency relief of his initial respiratory distress, and left upper lobe lobectomy was performed electively three days later.

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


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