Swyer-James syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Dyspnoea, cough.

Patient Data

Age: 35-year-old
Gender: Female

Unilaterally small left lung with high-riding diaphragm and mediastinal shift to the left. Emphysematous bullae and fibrous changes of the left lung. The right lung appears perfectly normal.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical features of Swyer-James syndrome: Unilateral small lung, albeit with signs of air trapping. The changes are caused by bronchiolitis obliterans in infancy or childhood.

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Case information

rID: 18389
Published: 4th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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