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[Bilateral pulmonary hypoplasia in neonates: a clinical and pathological review apropos of 17 cases].

Authors
  • Boulley, A M
  • Imbert, M C
  • Dehan, M
  • Hernandorena, X
  • Ropert, J C
  • Vial, M
  • Gabilan, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives françaises de pédiatrie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1982
Volume
39
Issue
7
Pages
423–428
Identifiers
PMID: 7149888
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

17 neonates presenting with bilateral hypoplasia of the lungs are reported. Histologic examination of the 13 neonates who died before the 24th hour of life showed 2 histologic types: a "fetal" type, similar to the pulmonary histology of 16-20 weeks fetuses, and a "miniature" type, with reduced dimensions, of harmonious aspect. The association of pulmonary hypoplasia with other fetal malformations suggests a different pathophysiologic mechanism for each type. Recovery may be possible in children with the "miniature" type.

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