• Congenital Lung Disorders

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    Congenital Pulmonary Abnormalities are the lung disorders that occur while a baby is still in its mother's womb. There are following four general types of congenital lung disorders:

    • Bronchogenic cysts

    • Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations (CCAMs)

    • Lobar emphysema

    • Pulmonary sequestrations

    Symptoms of Congenital Pulmonary Abnormalities

    Children may show the following symptoms:

    • Fast/ Painful/Difficult breathing

    • Shortness of breath

    • Wheezing

    • Recurring pneumonia

    Diagnosis of Congenital Pulmonary Abnormalities

    Almost all the congenital lung disorders show up on regular prenatal ultrasounds. But in some missed cases chest x-ray after birth can confirm the diagnosis.

    Advantages of surgery for Congenital Pulmonary Abnormalities

    • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

    • Faster recovery

    • Only few hours or overnight hospitalization

    • Earlier ambulation

    • Sooner return to work

    • Very less pain during and after the procedure

    • Smaller incisions

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • Early ambulation

    • High success rate

    Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha