Alveolar capillary dysplasia presenting as pneumothorax: a case report and review of literature

@article{Roy2007AlveolarCD,
  title={Alveolar capillary dysplasia presenting as pneumothorax: a case report and review of literature},
  author={Pankaj G Roy and Prerna C. Patel and Anitha Vayalakkad and Colene Bowker and Kokila Lakhoo},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={915-917}
}
Alveolar capillary dysplasia, although rare, is a universally fatal form of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. We report a case of a newborn male baby who developed respiratory distress and pneumothorax 11 h after an uncomplicated delivery. He deteriorated despite full ventilatory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Open lung biopsy provided a diagnosis of alveolar capillary dysplasia and decision was made to withdraw treatment. 

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