A Case Report of Bullous Emphysema in an Adolescent: Congenital Malformation or Outcome of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?

  • Svitlana Ilchenko Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
  • Anastasiia Fialkovska Dnepropetrovsk medical academy of health Ministry of Ukraine
  • Oleksii Makoveychuk
Keywords: bullous emphysema;, congenital malformation, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, children, pediatrics


Pulmonary emphysema belongs to the group of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and in
pediatric pulmonology is one of the complex diagnoses that require a careful differential diagnosis. The
article describes the possible causes of the formation and clinical manifestations of pulmonary
emphysema in children. We present a clinical case of bullous emphysema in a teenager. This case shows
that a detailed examination using such a modern diagnostic method as high-resolution computed
tomography played a crucial role in establishing the patient's correct diagnosis. However, establishing the
nature of this pathological process in the child was very difficult. Perhaps an earlier diagnosis could
prevent severe irreversible changes in a teenager's lungs would avoid developing the diffuse
bronchopulmonary process.


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How to Cite
Ilchenko, S., Fialkovska, A., & Makoveychuk, O. (2020). A Case Report of Bullous Emphysema in an Adolescent: Congenital Malformation or Outcome of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia? . Journal of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs, 2, 2 - 6. https://doi.org/10.36013/jrdod.v2i.36