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Clinical presentation and diagnostic work-up of isolated oesophageal lung in a neonate
  1. Elke Griesmaier1,
  2. Thomas Giner2,
  3. Anna Posod1,
  4. Karin Freund-Unsinn3,
  5. Rudolf Trawöger1,
  6. Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer1
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics II, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics I, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elke Griesmaier, Department of Pediatrics II, Neonatology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, Innsbruck A-6020, Austria; Elke.Griesmaier{at}i-med.ac.at

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A term female baby presented with respiratory distress at the age of 30 min. Chest X-ray revealed suspicion of pneumonia; antibiotic therapy was started (figure 1). On day 7 of life, the infant developed respiratory insufficiency. Chest X-ray showed complete opacification of the right hemithorax with positive air bronchogram. Ultrasonography of the mediastinum showed no vascular sling and bronchoscopy showed no malformation. CT revealed suspicion of high-grade stenosis …

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