Left Sided Oesophageal Lung: A Diagnostic Challenge
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Abstract
Bronchopulmonary foregut malformations (BPFMs) include a wide variety of malformations such as intralobar or extralobar pulmonary sequestration, foregut duplication cysts, and diverticula of the gastrointestinal or pulmonary tree. Those anomalies in which a tract between the respiratory and alimentary systems exists are termed communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations (CBPFMs). Most infants with CBPFMs suffer from respiratory distress, and an accurate diagnosis may be difficult to make at the patient's initial presentation. Herein we report such a case which posed a diagnostic challenge to us. This baby however survived and is doing well on a 2-year followup.

Case report
A term appropriate for gestational age female born by normal vaginal delivery presented to our Neonatal Intensive Care with complaints of excessive salivation and blood-stained frothing. No abnormality was detected antenatally. X-ray with red rubber catheter in situ and dye test revealed oesophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). She underwent right sided thoracotomy with repair of TEF on day 5 of life. The baby was ventilated in the postoperative period, required persistently higher pressures, and was put on High Frequency Oscillatory ventilator....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606747/
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