Pediatr Surg Int 2022 Apr 25;38(4):559-568. Epub 2022 Feb 25.
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Ankara City Hospital, University of Health Science, Üniversiteler District, 1604, Street No: 9, Çankaya, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
Introduction: Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE), a rare developmental lung malformation, involves the hyperaeration of one or more lung lobes caused by partial obstruction and occurs at a rate of 1/20,000-30,000 live births. Here, we aimed to retrospectively examine the clinical, radiological, and bronchoscopy findings of patients with CLE who were diagnosed and treated by surgical or non-surgical (conservative) approaches at our center and compared our results with those in the literature.
Methods: We examined the clinical, radiological, and bronchoscopy findings of 20 patients with CLE aged 0-18 years at our center between 2013 and 2020. Read More