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Title: Adult diagnosis of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome: a case report
Author: Capela, C
Gouveia, P
Sousa, M
Regadas, MJ
Keywords: Síndrome de Swyer-James-MacLeod
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: J Med Case Reports. 2011;5:2.
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome or unilateral hyperlucent lung syndrome is a rare entity associated with postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans occurring in childhood. It is characterized by hypoplasia and/or agenesis of the pulmonary arteries resulting in pulmonary parenchyma hypoperfusion. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the case of a 53-year-old Caucasian woman with Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome found in the differential diagnosis workup for a new onset of heart failure, secondary to pulmonary arterial hypertension complicated by a patent ductus arteriosus. CONCLUSION: Typically, this disorder is diagnosed in childhood after evaluation for recurrent respiratory infections, but sometimes an indolent course means diagnosis is not made until adulthood.
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