Swyer-James syndrome


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Swyer-James syndrome

 [swi´er jāmz´]
acquired unilateral emphysema with severe airway obstruction during exhalation, hypovolemia, and a small hilum.

Swy·er-James syn·drome

(swī'ĕr jāmz),
2. hyperlucency of one lung from obliterating bronchiolitis, usually caused by adenovirus infection in childhood, with decreased size and vascularity of the lung; distinguished from other causes of unilateral hyperlucency by demonstration of air trapping without central obstruction.

Swy·er-James syn·drome

(swī'ĕr jāmz),
2. hyperlucency of one lung from obliterating bronchiolitis, usually caused by adenovirus infection in childhood, with decreased size and vascularity of the lung; distinguished from other causes of unilateral hyperlucency by demonstration of air trapping without central obstruction.

Swy·er-James syn·drome

(swī'ĕr jāmz sin'drōm)
2. Hyperlucency of one lung from obliterating bronchiolitis, usually caused by adenovirus infection in childhood, with decreased size and vascularity of the lung; distinguished from other causes of unilateral hyperlucency by demonstration of air trapping without central obstruction.

James,

George C.W., 20th century U.S. radiologist.
Swyer-James syndrome - see under Swyer
Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome - Synonym(s): Swyer-James syndrome (2)

Swyer,

Paul R., U.S. pediatrician, 1921–.
Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome - Synonym(s): Swyer-James syndrome (2)
Swyer-James syndrome - (1) radiographic evidence that density of one lung is markedly less than the other because of the presence of air trapped during expiration. Synonym(s): Macleod syndrome - (2) hyperlucency of one lung from obliterating bronchiolitis. Synonym(s): Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome
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Swyer-James syndrome (unilateral hyperlucent lung) in children.
A case of Swyer-James syndrome with interesting chest radiographs.