Emphysema, Congenital Lobar
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Synonyms of Emphysema, Congenital Lobar
- Congenital Pulmonary Emphysema
- Emphysema, Localized Congenital
- Lobar Emphysema, Infantile
- Lobar Tension Emphysema in Infancy
- No subdivisions found.
Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare respiratory disorder in which air can enter the lungs but cannot escape, causing overinflation (hyperinflation) of the lobes of the lung. It is most often detected in newborns or young infants, but some cases do not become apparent until adulthood. This disorder may be severe enough to cause associated heart problems (15% of cases) or so mild as to never become apparent. Some cases of congenital lobar emphysema may be caused by autosomal dominant inheritance while others occur for no apparent reason (sporadic).
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