unilateral lobar emphysema

(redirected from Swyer-James-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 complicated by spontaneous multivessel coronary dissection.
Clinical spectrum of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome in adults.
Spectrum of manifestations of Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1998; 22: 592-7.
It is well documented that SJS is a rare syndrome characterized by unilateral hyperlucency of one lung, lobe or part of a lobe which was first described in 1953 by Swyer and James (2) and further detailed by MacLeod (and called Swyer-James-MacLeod Syndrome (SJMS)).
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome; repeated chest drainages in a patient misdiagnosed with pneumothorax.