Prenatal diagnosis of congenital lobar emphysema: Case report and review of the literature

Gali Pariente, Micha Aviram, Daniella Landau, Reli Hershkovitz

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    Abstract

    Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a rare developmental anomaly of the lower respiratory tract, which is characterized by hyperinflation of 1 or more of the pulmonary lobes. The routine use of prenatal sonography has resulted in early identification and serial evaluation of congenital lung lesions. Prenatal diagnosis of CLE is rarely reported in the literature. Here we report a case of a fetus with an echogenic lung presenting in the second trimester suspected of CLE. A discussion of the causes and natural course of CLE is presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1081-1084
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
    Volume28
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Aug 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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