Two-stage surgical management of horseshoe lung associated with congenital pulmonary airway malformation in a neonate: A case report
Keywords:Horseshoe lung, Congenital pulmonary airway malformations, Neonate
Background: Horseshoe lung is a rare congenital malformation, and even rarer is its association with congenital pulmonary airway malformations.
Case Presentation: We report a case of horseshoe lung associated with congenital pulmonary airway malformation (Stocker type 2) who underwent surgical management in two stages. The patient had a right posterolateral thoracotomy with lower right lobectomy at 14 days of life, followed by a left posterolateral thoracotomy with lower left lobectomy at 7 months of age. He is doing fine after both surgeries and follow-up visits are ongoing.
Conclusion: The treatment of horseshoe lung should be individualized, surgical management is an effective option and the two-stage approach in neonates would reduce the risk of the simultaneous bilateral procedure.
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