What parts of the lung are affected by congenital lobar emphysema (CLE)?

Updated: Apr 08, 2019
  • Author: Beverly P Wood, MD, MSEd, PhD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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CLE almost always involves one lobe, with rates of occurrence as follows:

  • Left upper lobe - 41%

  • Right middle lobe - 34%

  • Right upper lobe - 21%

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