Congenital alveolar capillary dysplasia--an unusual cause of respiratory distress in the newborn.

@article{Janney1981CongenitalAC,
  title={Congenital alveolar capillary dysplasia--an unusual cause of respiratory distress in the newborn.},
  author={Christine G. Janney and Frederic Barton Askin and Charles Kuhn},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1981},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={722-7}
}
The clinical and anatomical features of a patient with an unusual pulmonary malformation, is reported. The clinical course was consistent with the syndrome of persistent fetal circulation; morphologically, however, the patient was found to have a unique form of pulmonary dysplasia. Failure of formation and ingrowth of alveolar capillaries led to absence of normal air-blood barriers in this term infant. In addition anomalous veins were present in the bronchovascular bundles. Morphometric study… CONTINUE READING