Congenital emphysema as a rare etiology of scoliosis


Metin B., ARIBAŞ O. K. , Ozkan E., Apiligullari B.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.392-395, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.9364
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.392-395

Abstract

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.