Endobronchial polyp in a neonate


Dr John Sinn, Level 5 Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney 2065, Australia. Fax: +02 9926 6155; email: jsinn@med.usyd.edu.au


Respiratory distress in the neonate with collapse/hyperinflation of the lung can be because of a number of causes, which includes extraluminal, parenchymal and endobronchial lesions. Endobronchial tumour and polyps as the cause of collapse/hyperinflation in newborns are quite rare. We report a case of preterm newborn with respiratory distress secondary to endobronchial inflammatory granuloma and discuss the relevant issues in diagnosis and management.