Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 231--233

Bronchial atresia in a neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus infection


Abdullah A Yousef 
 Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah A Yousef
Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Bronchial atresia (BA) is characterized by a mucus-filled bronchocele in a blind-ending segmental or lobar bronchus with hyperinflation of the obstructed segment of the lung. We describe a neonate who presented on his 9 th day of life with respiratory distress. Chest computed tomography showed a soft tissue density involving the right middle lobe (RML). RML lobectomy confirmed the diagnosis of BA. Cytomegalovirus was detected by polymerase chain reaction in blood, urine, and tracheal aspirates which may provide further insight into the pathogenesis of BA.


How to cite this article:
Yousef AA. Bronchial atresia in a neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus infection.Ann Thorac Med 2013;8:231-233


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Yousef AA. Bronchial atresia in a neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 15 ];8:231-233
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