Alveolar capillary dysplasia is probably not as rare a condition as previously suggested in sporadic case reports from literature on the subject. It should be entertained as a cause of otherwise severe idiopathic PPHN of the newborn, particularly if ECMO is required. Diagnosis during life is possible by lung biopsy. It is uncertain if survival occurs with milder forms of the condition.
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