Congenital Lobar Emphysema : a case Report

Document Type: Case Report


1 Neonatalogist, Professor, Mashhad University of medicine, Mashhad, Iran.

2 General practitioner, patient safety research center, Mashhad University of medicine, Mashhad, Iran.


This case is a bout a neonate with respiratory distress and primary diagnosis of Pneumothorax who had Congenital Lobar Emphysema. This case was the basis to review the topic of Congenital Lobar Emphysema (CLE) and the corresponding literature, considering that this is an uncommon disease and although congenital lobar emphysema is rare, clinical awareness of this condition is important for early diagnosis and effective surgical treatment. Due to the severity of respiratory symptoms, congenital lobar emphysema often requires surgical treatment in the early stages of life.


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