Congenital lobar emphysema

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Congenital lobar emphysema
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ICD-10 P25.0

Congenital lobar emphysema (CLE), also known as congenital lobar overinflation and infantile lobar emphysema,[1] is a neonatal condition associated with enlarged air spaces in the lungs of newborn children. It is usually diagnosed around the time of birth or in the first 6 months of life, occurring more often in boys than girls. CLE affects the upper lung lobes more than the lower lobes, and the left lung more often than the right lung. Although CLE may be caused by abnormal development of airways (bronchi, for example) or compression of airways by nearby tissues, no cause is identified in half of cases.[2]


  1. ^ "UpToDate: Congenital lobar emphysema". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Guidry, Christopher; McGahren, Eugene D. (June 2012). "Pediatric Chest I". Surgical Clinics of North America. 92 (3): 615–643. PMID 22595712. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2012.03.013. 

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