Congenital bronchial atresia (CBA) is a rare congenital malformation consisting in an interruption of a lobar or-more frequently-of a segmental bronchus. It leads to mucus impaction and hyperinflation of the obstructed lung segment. It causes infectious complications and, in the long term, destruction of the adjacent lung parenchyma. Thus, a surgical resection is usually indicated, even in asymptomatic patients.
Keywords: Congenital bronchial atresia (CBA); pulmonary resection; thoracoscopy.
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Conflicts of Interest: D Gossot is consultant for an instrument manufacturer (Delacroix Chevalier). The other authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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