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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

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S170581

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

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
 

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