Imaging findings of bronchial atresia in fetuses, neonates and infants.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B911F3E799A2
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Imaging findings of bronchial atresia in fetuses, neonates and infants.
Journal
Pediatric Radiology
Author(s)
Alamo L., Vial Y., Gengler C., Meuli R.
ISSN
1432-1998 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0301-0449
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
46
Number
3
Pages
383-390
Language
english
Abstract
Congenital lung malformations are increasingly detected before birth. However, bronchial atresia is rarely identified in utero and not always recognized in neonates. There are two types of atresia: 1) proximal, located at the level of the mainstem or the proximal lobar bronchi, which is extremely rare and usually lethal during pregnancy, causing a tremendous volume increase of the distal involved lung with secondary hypoplasia of the normal lung, and 2) peripheral, located at the segmental/subsegmental bronchial level, which may present as an isolated lesion or as part of a complex congenital malformation. Prenatal findings are mostly nonspecific. Postnatal exams show overinflated lung areas and focal bronchial dilations. The typical fluid-filled bronchoceles are not always observed in neonates but develop progressively in the first months of life. This pictorial essay describes the spectrum of imaging findings of bronchial atresia in fetuses, neonates and infants.
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Web of science
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