Leaky lung syndrome

Leaky lung syndrome (LLS) refers to a form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema.

Pathophysiology 

Pulmonary oedema due to increased capillary permeability.  

Radiographic findings

LLS is considered as mild form of a part of spectrum of acute lung injury with ARDS at the other end of spectrum in terms of severity 1

Features are:

  • patchy peripheral infiltrates
  • air bronchograms
  • normal caliber of vessels
  • varying degree of pneumonitis

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Article information

rID: 28669
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Tag: shetty
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Leaky lung syndrome (LLS)

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