Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151--152

Bilateral congenital emphysema: Unusual cause for recurrent respiratory tract infection


T Sathish Kumar1, Anna Simon1, Sudipta Sen2 
1 Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
Anna Simon
Child Health Unit I, Christian Medical College, Ida Scudder Road, Vellore - 632 004
India

Congenital lobar emphysema is usually restricted to one lobe of a lung. We report a rare case of bilateral congenital lobar emphysema, where the right middle lobe and its equivalent on the left side (lingula) were affected. Newer modalities of imaging (like high resolution CT scan thorax) have made the simultaneous diagnosis of bilateral involvement possible, which otherwise could be missed in a plain chest radiograph.


How to cite this article:
Kumar T S, Simon A, Sen S. Bilateral congenital emphysema: Unusual cause for recurrent respiratory tract infection.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2006;11:151-152


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Kumar T S, Simon A, Sen S. Bilateral congenital emphysema: Unusual cause for recurrent respiratory tract infection. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];11:151-152
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