When clinical examination and routine chest x-ray do not adequately explain neonatal respiratory distress, lung scintigraphy using a submicronic aerosol particle may be most helpful. Three cases illustrating this point are presented. Discussion centers around the diagnosis of an atypical case of congenital lobar emphysema (CLE), and differentiating between CLE, foreign body aspiration and compensatory hyperinflation in neonates with respiratory distress. Conservative and surgical treatment options for CLE are also illustrated.
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