Persistent pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PPIE) is a rare condition that occurs in both preterm and term infants. It is thought to arise from a disruption of the basement membrane of the alveolar wall allowing air entry into the interstitial space. The characteristic CT scan appearance of PPIE can be used to differentiate it from other congenital cystic lesions that may present similarly. The management of infants suffering from diffuse persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema varies according to severity and stability of the patient, being either conservative treatment or aggressive surgical treatment by pneumonectomy. We report a case of an unstable patient with diffuse persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema successfully treated by lobectomy as a form of conservative surgical approach.

Sica, M., Molinaro, F., Angotti, R., Mazzei, O., Messina, M. (2016). A case of diffuse persistent pulmonary emphysema: When is difficult the diagnosis?. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS, 12, 11-15 [10.1016/j.epsc.2016.04.014].

A case of diffuse persistent pulmonary emphysema: When is difficult the diagnosis?

MOLINARO, FRANCESCO;Angotti, Rossella;MESSINA, MARIO
2016-01-01

Abstract

Persistent pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PPIE) is a rare condition that occurs in both preterm and term infants. It is thought to arise from a disruption of the basement membrane of the alveolar wall allowing air entry into the interstitial space. The characteristic CT scan appearance of PPIE can be used to differentiate it from other congenital cystic lesions that may present similarly. The management of infants suffering from diffuse persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema varies according to severity and stability of the patient, being either conservative treatment or aggressive surgical treatment by pneumonectomy. We report a case of an unstable patient with diffuse persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema successfully treated by lobectomy as a form of conservative surgical approach.
Sica, M., Molinaro, F., Angotti, R., Mazzei, O., Messina, M. (2016). A case of diffuse persistent pulmonary emphysema: When is difficult the diagnosis?. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY CASE REPORTS, 12, 11-15 [10.1016/j.epsc.2016.04.014].
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