Author(s): Phillipos EZ, Libsekal K
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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.
This article was published in Can Respir J
and referenced in Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine