Regional ventilation/perfusion mismatch pattern in patient with Swyer James (MacLeod's) syndrome


Sager S. , Asa S., Akyel R., Atahan E., Kanmaz B.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.19, ss.904-906, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.904-906

Özet

Swyer James (McLeod's) syndrome (SJMS) is an uncommon disease, which occurs as a result of childhood bronchiolitis obliterans. Patients may not be diagnosed until later in their life. A 46-year-old man underwent ventilation/perfusion scintigraphy for acute onset of dyspnea. The scan showed markedly diminished ventilation and perfusion unilaterally on the right middle and inferior lobes. However, mismatched ventilation-perfusion pattern was shown on the upper right lobe, which was consistent with pulmonary embolism. Unilaterally matched ventilation/perfusion defect can see in SJMS in lung scintigraphy; however, when pulmoner embolism may accompany, scintigraphy should be carefully examined.