Congenital lung malformations: a novel application for lung ultrasound?

  • L. Merli
  • L. Nanni
  • A. Curatola
  • M. Pellegrino
  • M. De Santis
  • S. Silvaroli
  • F. V. Paradiso
  • Danilo BuonsensoEmail author
Case Report


Congenital lung malformations (CLMs) include a group of different disorders. With widespread use of antenatal ultrasonography (aUS) and increased use of pre-natal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CLMs are increasingly detected, nevertheless the best postnatal imaging approach is not yet well defined: newborns usually undergo several chest X-rays and eventually computed tomography to confirm the diagnosis. In this case series, we show lung ultrasound features of three different cases of congenital lung malformations, describing prenatal and postnatal images comparing different imaging techniques.


Lung ultrasound Congenital lung malformation Neonatal Pulmonary sequestration 



We are grateful to Morgan Witkin for English editing.

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Conflict of interests

The authors have no conflict of interests to declare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento Scienze Salute della Donna, del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica-UOC Chirurgia PediatricaFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCSRomeItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Patologia Speciale ChirurgicaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento Scienze Salute della Donna, del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica-UOC PediatriaFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCSRomeItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento Scienze Salute della Donna, del Bambino e di Sanità Pubblica-UOC Ostetricia e Patologia OstetricaFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCSRomeItaly
  5. 5.Centro Studi per la Tutela della Salute della Madre e del Concepito, Istituto di Clinica Ostetrica e GinecologicaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  6. 6.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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