Pulmonary function after lobectomy for congenital lobar emphysema and congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation. A follow-up study

Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1982;16(3):293-8. doi: 10.3109/14017438209101066.


Eight patients with congenital lobar emphysema and eight with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations were operated upon between 1970 and 1978. A lobectomy was performed in all cases. At follow-up after 3 to 11 years all of the patients without concomitant disease or malformations were subjectively well with a physical performance equal to those of their playmates. Lung function tests indicated lung volumes of about 90% of predicted normal values, indicating some compensatory growth of the remaining lung tissue. Functional impairment owing to loss of lung tissue or residual disease was ruled out by the existence of a normal working capacity and maintenance of the alveolar gas exchange during intense exercise.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Dioxide / blood
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lung / abnormalities*
  • Lung / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Physical Exertion
  • Pneumonectomy*
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / congenital*
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / surgery
  • Respiration*
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Rest
  • Spirometry
  • Time Factors


  • Carbon Dioxide