Back to Journals » International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease » Volume 14

Congenital lobar emphysema: diagnosis and treatment options

Authors Demir OF, Hangul M, Kose M

Received 7 December 2018

Accepted for publication 16 April 2019

Published 1 May 2019 Volume 2019:14 Pages 921—928


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Russell

Omer Faruk Demir,1 Melih Hangul,2 Mehmet Kose2

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey; 2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Abstract: Although congenital lobar emphysema is a rare lung disease, it can cause severe respiratory distress in the newborn. Lobectomy can be difficult because of the hyperinflated lobe and limited space to carry out surgery. During the past two decades, conservative treatment options have increased for patients with mild and moderate disease.

Keywords: congenital lobar emphysema, overinflation, lobectomy

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]