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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. 1 Department of Pediatrics II, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics I, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  3. 3 Department 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}

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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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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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