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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 69, Issue 5, pp 433–435 | Cite as

Bilateral Swyer-James (Macleod’s) syndrome

  • Çitak Funda ErkasarEmail author
  • Çitak Elvan Çaglar
  • Demirel Koray
  • Karabacak Nese Ilgin
Clinical Brief

Abstract

Swyer James syndrome (SJS) is a rare disorder. It is generally discovered on a chest radiograph as increased translucency involving one hemithorax with diminished vascular markings. We present a 5-year-old girl admitted for the treatment of recurrent bronchiolitis. She was diagnosed as having Swyer James syndrome from the results of CT scan and ventilation perfusion scintigraphy, which revealed unsuspected bilateral involvement. This condition should be considered as a differential diagnosis in a patient with Swyer James (Macleod’s) syndrome without an obvious etiology.

Key words

Swyer James (Macleod’s) syndrome Bilateral involvement Childhood 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Çitak Funda Erkasar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Çitak Elvan Çaglar
    • 1
  • Demirel Koray
    • 2
  • Karabacak Nese Ilgin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsGazi University, Faculty of MedicineBesevler AnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Dept. of Nuclear MedicineGazi University, Faculty of MedicineBesevler AnkaraTurkey

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