JOHN G. WEG; RICHARD A. KRUMHOLZ; LIONEL E. HACKLEROAD
A unilateral hyperlucent lung in association with agenesis of a pulmonary artery was first described by Madoff, Gaensler, and Strieder (1) in 1952. In 1953 Swyer and James (2) reported the first case of a unilateral hyperlucent lung with a small pulmonary artery and poor bronchographic filling of the peripheral bronchi. MacLeod (3) then reported nine other patients with a hypoplastic artery, three of whom had localized distal bronchiectasis. Further descriptions of this syndrome have been variable, and it has previously been considered to be uncommon (1-22).
The recognition of five new cases of unilateral hyperlucent lung syndrome in a
WEG JG, KRUMHOLZ RA, HACKLEROAD LE. Unilateral Hyperlucent Lung: A Physiologic Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:675–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-675
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):675-684.
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