unilateral lobar emphysema

(redirected from Macleod syndrome)

u·ni·lat·e·ral lo·bar em·phy·se·ma

radiographically hyperlucent lobe (or lung) secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans, with air trapping.

u·ni·lat·e·ral lo·bar em·phy·sema

(yū'ni-lat'ĕr-ăl lō'bahr em'fi-sē'mă)
A state in which the roentgenographic density of one lung (or one lobe) is markedly less than the density of the other(s) because of the presence of air trapped during expiration.
Synonym(s): Macleod syndrome, Swyer-James syndrome (1) .
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Swyer-James Macleod syndrome was described for the first time in 1953 by Paul R.
The patient was diagnosed with Swyer-James Macleod syndrome and continued to be treated with bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids.
The radiological examinations revealed right middle lobe agenesis along with Macleod syndrome localized at the right inferior lobe.
Key words: Macleod syndrome, Swyer-James syndrome, agenesis