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Adult diagnosis of hyperlucent unilateral lung: Swyer-James Macleod syndrome

By Ankit Jain, Tushar Prabha, Hemant K. Mishra and Dinesh K. Meel


Swyer- James- MacLeod Syndrome (SJMS) is a constrictive bronchiolitis with airflow obstruction, decreased number and diameter of ipsilateral peripheral pulmonary vessels and air trapping with characteristic radiological feature of unilateral hyperlucency on chest radiography. Computerized tomography (CT) provides useful additional information. The diagnosis is usually made in childhood, but sometimes it in adult. Here, we report a case in a 36 year old adult female who presented with complaints of breathlessness on exertion, cough and recurrent rhinitis with past history of TB and child hood chest infection. Imaging findings are characteristic of Swyer- James- Macleod syndrome. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(7.000): 3082-3085

Topics: Constrictive bronchiolitis, Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome, Hyperlucency, CT, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R
Publisher: Medip Academy
Year: 2016
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