Pulmonary Hypoplasia Presented in Adulthood as a Chronic Respiratory Failure: Report of Two Cases

Arantxa Mas, Rosa Mirapeix, Christian Domingo, José R. Sañudo, Dolors Torremorell, Albert Marin

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Abstract

We report 2 cases of pulmonary hypoplasia diagnosed in adulthood presenting clinically as chronic respiratory failure. Both patients met criteria for chronic bronchitis and had shown repeated respiratory infections and increasing dyspnoea. The spirometry showed a severe non-defined ventilatory disturbance and the arterial blood gases showed the presence of marked hypoxaemia. The altered chest X-ray, arterial blood gases and spirometry had been attributed to chronic bronchitis. The CT scan was instrumental in establishing the diagnosis of pulmonary hypoplasia. © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-243
JournalRespiration
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

Keywords

  • Adulthood
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Computed tomography scan
  • Pulmonary hypoplasia

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