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A persistent pneumothorax? 5-year follow-up after diagnosis of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome.

Tufman A, Winter H, Kahnert K, Reu S, Müller-Lisse U, Huber RM - Breathe (Sheff) (2016)

Bottom Line: Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome should be considered in healthy patients with unilateral pulmonary hyperlucency http://ow.ly/YWps9.

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Affiliation: Division of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology, Dept of Internal Medicine V, Thoracic Oncology Centre Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; Member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich, Munich, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome should be considered in healthy patients with unilateral pulmonary hyperlucency http://ow.ly/YWps9.

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Emphysematous changes with hyperinflation in the resected lung tissue stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Scale bar=2 mm.
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Figure 4: Emphysematous changes with hyperinflation in the resected lung tissue stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Scale bar=2 mm.

Mentions: Lung function testing showed hyperinflation and a smaller total lung capacity as measured by helium dilution (4.82 L) compared to plethysmography (5.84 L), consistent with large bullae. Pulmonary haemodynamics, as assessed by echocardiography, were normal. Serum α1-antitrypsin levels were also normal. Following video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy, the patient recovered well. The resected lung tissue showed emphysematous changes and bullae (figure 4). Echocardiography 6 weeks after surgery showed no signs of pulmonary hypertension or right heart strain. Based on the degree of pulmonary vascular ­hypoplasia in our patient, we recommended that she be followed clinically in our pulmonary centre, including yearly echocardiography and lung function testing. Over the past 5 years, the patient has remained well and been able to continue her studies. Pulmonary function and echocardiographic parameters are within normal limits with no sign of pulmonary hypertension and no recurrent pneumothorax.Figure 4


A persistent pneumothorax? 5-year follow-up after diagnosis of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome.

Tufman A, Winter H, Kahnert K, Reu S, Müller-Lisse U, Huber RM - Breathe (Sheff) (2016)

Emphysematous changes with hyperinflation in the resected lung tissue stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Scale bar=2 mm.
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Figure 4: Emphysematous changes with hyperinflation in the resected lung tissue stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Scale bar=2 mm.
Mentions: Lung function testing showed hyperinflation and a smaller total lung capacity as measured by helium dilution (4.82 L) compared to plethysmography (5.84 L), consistent with large bullae. Pulmonary haemodynamics, as assessed by echocardiography, were normal. Serum α1-antitrypsin levels were also normal. Following video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy, the patient recovered well. The resected lung tissue showed emphysematous changes and bullae (figure 4). Echocardiography 6 weeks after surgery showed no signs of pulmonary hypertension or right heart strain. Based on the degree of pulmonary vascular ­hypoplasia in our patient, we recommended that she be followed clinically in our pulmonary centre, including yearly echocardiography and lung function testing. Over the past 5 years, the patient has remained well and been able to continue her studies. Pulmonary function and echocardiographic parameters are within normal limits with no sign of pulmonary hypertension and no recurrent pneumothorax.Figure 4

Bottom Line: Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome should be considered in healthy patients with unilateral pulmonary hyperlucency http://ow.ly/YWps9.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology, Dept of Internal Medicine V, Thoracic Oncology Centre Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; Member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Comprehensive Pneumology Center Munich, Munich, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome should be considered in healthy patients with unilateral pulmonary hyperlucency http://ow.ly/YWps9.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus