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Proč ten pneumotorax nemizí? (Kazuistika)

Title in English Why won't this pneumothorax disappear? (a case report)

BRAT Kristián ČUNDRLE Ivan

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia pneumologica et phthiseologica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Pneumology
Keywords pulmonary emphysema; Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome; bronchiolitis obliterans
Description We report a case of a young patient with a rare syndrome characterized by the presence of localized pulmonary emphysema that was misdiagnosed as pneumothorax. Fortunately, thoracic drainage was not performed in this patient. Based on a typical history and radiological findings, Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome was diagnosed. This clinical/radiological syndrome is characterized by the presence of unilateral localized pulmonary emphysema. We report two other cases of patients with Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome and present their radiographic records along with the results of their lung function tests.

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