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Pediatric Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations

Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a development that usually occurs in one lobe of the lung. Most of these developments are cysts formed from lung tissue that have a large amount of breathing channels and can be detected early on in fetal development.

With the increasing use of prenatal ultrasonography as well as improvement in technology and skill, most cases of congenital pulmonary airway malformations are prenatally diagnosed. Children with prenatally diagnosed lesions can have various symptoms.


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Meet the Providers Who Treat Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations

Departments that Treat Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations

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The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

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Airway Program

The Airway Program is a specialized program in the Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), one the largest and most prestigious pediatric otolaryngology programs in the country.

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Pulmonary Medicine

Children's National is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals for pulmonology and lung surgery because of our expertise in the field, and the quality of care provided to patients and their families.