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Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 377–379 | Cite as

Congenital lobar emphysema

  • Ahmed H. Al-Salem
  • Yaw Adu-Gyamfit
  • Chris S. Grant
Clinical Reports

Abstract

This paper reviews three cases of congenital lobar emphysema from Saudi Arabia, seen over a period of three years. All were boys aged 2.5, 7 and 8 months, and recurrent attacks of chest infection, which started during the early neonatal period, were the main presentation. In all cases, diagnosis was confirmed by chest x-ray. Two of them had a lobectomy and made a good recovery. Operation was refused in the third. The clinicopathological features, diagnosis and management are discussed. An outline of the anaesthetic management is also discussed briefly.

Abstract

On revoil trois cas d’emphysème lobaire congénital, vus dans une période de trois ans. Tous étaient des garçons âgés de 2.5, 7 et 8 mois, avec des épisodes récurrents d’infection pulmonaire qui ont commencé tôt dans la période néonatale. Dans tous les cas, le diagnostic fut confirmé par le rayon-x pulmonaire. Deux ont eu une lobectomie et ont bien récupéré. L’opération fut refusée par le troisième. Les critères clinicopathologigues, le diagnostic et la conduite sont discutés. Une revue de la conduite anesthésiques est aussi discutée brièvement.

Key words

anaesthesia: thoracic, paediatric genetic factors: lobar emphysema lung: diseases, congenital lobar emphysema, respiratory distress surgery: thoracic, lobectomy 

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed H. Al-Salem
    • 1
  • Yaw Adu-Gyamfit
    • 2
  • Chris S. Grant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKing Fahd Hospital of the University Al KhobarSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiologyKing Fahd Hospital of the University Al KhobarSaudi Arabia

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