Congenital Lobar Emphysema; a Case Report Presenting with Respiratory Distress


1 Pediatric Unit, Tabriz Children’s Hospital,

2 Respiratory Medicine Unit, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Research Center,

3 Thoracic Surgery Unit,

4 Department of Pathology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, TABRIZ- IRAN


Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) is a cause of respiratory distress in newborns and infants. In this study we presented a complicated case of CLE in a 35-day-old infant who was treated successfully with surgical intervention. We reviewed several articles and texts to offer a complete discussion about clinical and paraclinical aspects of this entity. (Tanaffos 2003; 2(5): 63-69)