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Congenital Lobar Emphysema: A Misleading Entity

Neha Kakria, Yadvir Garg, C.D.S. Katoch, Kamal Pathak, D.S. Grewal

Keywords : Lobar emphysema, Unilateral hyperlucency, Lung

Citation Information : Kakria N, Garg Y, Katoch C, Pathak K, Grewal D. Congenital Lobar Emphysema: A Misleading Entity. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2019; 61 (4):207-209.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-61-4-207

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare disorder of unknown aetiology that may present a diagnostic challenge. We report two cases of congenital lobar emphysema in paediatric age group who were initially treated as pleuro-pulmonary tuberculosis and recurrent pneumonias, respectively. Eventually they were diagnosed as congenital lobar emphysema following chest radiography, computed tomography and bronchoscopic evaluation.

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