Abnormal Chest in Children: Other than Pneumonia and Heart Disease

  • Veronica Donoghue


This chapter addresses the commonest disorders of the paediatric chest, excluding infections and heart disease. It also excludes the various medical conditions in the newborn chest. The main issues discussed include congenital lung lesions, pleural effusions, mediastinal and diaphragmatic abnormalities and pulmonary hypoplasia. A discussion of the commonest systemic disorders that give rise to lung abnormalities in the older child is also included.


Cystic Fibrosis Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Pulmonary Hypoplasia Bronchogenic Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronica Donoghue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildren’s University HospitalDublinIreland

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