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Lung haemangioma presenting with air-crescent-sign like image in an extreme premature baby
  1. Mark de Laat1,
  2. Marijke Proesmans2,
  3. Luc Breysem3,
  4. Anne Debeer4
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  4. 4Department of Neonatology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anne Debeer, Neonatology, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven 3000, Belgium; anne.debeer{at}uzleuven.be

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A preterm girl was delivered at 26 weeks by caesarean section because of suspected chorioamnionitis. The pregnancy had been complicated by prolonged rupture of the membranes since 19 weeks. She had a complicated respiratory course with need for invasive ventilation, recurrent pneumonia and two episodes of left-sided pneumothorax, with evolution to bronchopulmonary disease. As a right lower lobe mass was suspected (figure 1), a high-resolution CT chest scan …

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  • Contributors MdL editing of the manuscript, MP consulted in clinical care of the patient and critical review of the manuscript, LB radiological work up and critical review of the manuscript, AD clinical care of the patient, editing and critical review of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained..

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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