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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 231-233

Bronchial atresia in a neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus infection


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
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.118497

PMID: 24250739

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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.


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