ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Congenital emphysema as a rare etiology of scoliosis
Bayram Metin1, Olgun Kadir Arıbaş2, Emre Özkan3, Burhan Apiliğulları4
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Chest Diseases, Private Amasya Hospital, Amasya, Turkey
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.9364
Congenital emphysema is characterized by the hyperinflation of related lung field, compression of emphysematous lung space to the adjacent normal lung tissue, and mediastinal shift in neonatals. Scoliosis is a condition in which vertebrae are curved laterally. Although there are many factors causing scoliosis, to our knowledge, scoliosis developing secondary to emphysema was not reported in the literature. In this article, we present a scoliosis case which we believe developed due to congenital pulmonary emphysema.
Keywords : Congenital emphysema; pneumonectomy; scoliosis
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