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We present a case of a near-term infant who developed respiratory distress, shortly after birth. Chest X-ray showed a right sided tension pneumothorax PTX with a large air containing structure at the base of the right hemithorax. The pneumothorax was partially evacuated with needle aspiration at which time the patient became asymptomatic, despite a small residual pneumothorax. CT scan of the chest confirmed a multilocular air-filled structure within the right lower lobe, most likely consistent with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation CPAM. Subsequently, there was spontaneous resolution of the PTX and CPAM prior to surgical intervention. This case illustrates post-natal spontaneous resolution of a CPAM, thus obviating the need for surgical removal.

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Congenital Cystic Pulmonary Malformation; Spontaneous Resolution; Pneumothorax; Infant

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J. Amodio, A. Perenyi, J. Zember and M. Smith -Post-Natal Spontaneous Resolution of a Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation in an Infant: Plain Radiographic and CT Manifestations,- Open Journal of Medical Imaging, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 47-49. doi: 10.4236-ojmi.2012.22008.





Author: John Amodio, Agnes Perenyi, Jonathan Zember, Matthew Smith

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