Bronchial atresia associated with spontaneous pneumothorax: report of a case

Title
Bronchial atresia associated with spontaneous pneumothorax: report of a case
Authors
Kim, J.T.; Baek, W.K.; Kim, K.H.; Yoon, Y.H.; Lee, K.H.
Keywords
bronchial diseases, atresia
Issue Date
2004-02
Publisher
KOREAN ACAD MEDICAL SCIENCES
Abstract
A 32-yr-old male patient with recurrent pneumothorax associated with bronchial atresia of the subsegmental branch of the posterior segmental bronchus of the right upper lobe was successfully treated with right upper lobectomy. Before surgery, the bronchial atresia with pneumothorax was suspected on the chest radiograph and CT scans, which showed the findings of bronchocele with localized hyperinflation of the right upper lobe. The examination of surgical specimen from the resected right upper lobe suggests that the cause of the recurrent pneumothorax was the rupture of the subpleural bullae in the hyperinflated lung segment distal to the atretic bronchus.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/20409
ISSN
1011-8934
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Medical Science (의학) > Journal Papers, Reports(의학 논문, 보고서)
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