Thoracic Research and Practice
Case report

Cases Diagnosed with Swyer James Macleod Syndrome in Adulthood


Clinic of Chest Diseases, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Sonomed Imaging Centre, İstanbul, Turkey

Thorac Res Pract 2015; 16: 36-42
DOI: 10.5152/ttd.2014.4052
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Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome or unilateral hyperlucent lung syndrome is a rare disease characterised by hypoplasia of the pulmonary artery, unilateral hyperlucent lung and usually bronchiectasis. The syndrome was first described by Swyer and James in 1953 in a child case, and in the following year 9 adult cases were reported by MacLeod. We retrospectively reviewed 6 adult cases, five female and one male, who were followed-up with the diagnosis of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome between 2005 and 2012 in our clinic. The clinical and radiological features of these 6 cases are presented in the light of the literature.

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