Swyer James syndrome

What is Swyer James syndrome?

The hypothesized pathogenesis of Swyer-James syndrome involves a viral infection that arrests growth of an affected lung through an obliterative bronchiolitis. Hyperlucency from air trapping and diminished arterial flow results. Traditionally, this was thought to be a unilateral process, but CT examinations often show scattered areas of bilateral pulmonary air trapping.

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