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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280-283

Congenital lobar emphysema in neonates: Anaesthetic challenges


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Mridu Paban Nath
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam - 781 005
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.82688

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Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a potentially reversible, though possibly life-threatening, cause of respiratory distress in the neonate. It poses dilemma in diagnosis and management. We are presenting a 6-week-old baby who presented with a sudden onset of respiratory distress related to CLE affecting the left upper lobe. Lobectomy was performed under general anaesthesia with one lung ventilation. The details of anaesthetic challenges and management are described here.


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