Adult diagnosis of hyperlucent unilateral lung: Swyer-James Macleod syndrome


  • Ankit Jain Department of radiodiagnosis and imaging Mahatma Gandhi medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Tushar Prabha Department of radiodiagnosis and imaging Mahatma Gandhi medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Hemant K. Mishra Department of radiodiagnosis and imaging Mahatma Gandhi medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Dinesh K. Meel Department of radiodiagnosis and imaging Mahatma Gandhi medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan



Constrictive bronchiolitis, Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome, Hyperlucency, CT


Swyer- James- MacLeod Syndrome (SJMS) is a constrictive bronchiolitis with airflow obstruction, decreased number and diameter of ipsilateral peripheral pulmonary vessels and air trapping with characteristic radiological feature of unilateral hyperlucency on chest radiography. Computerized tomography (CT) provides useful additional information. The diagnosis is usually made in childhood, but sometimes it in adult. Here, we report a case in a 36 year old adult female who presented with complaints of breathlessness on exertion, cough and recurrent rhinitis with past history of TB and child hood chest infection. Imaging findings are characteristic of Swyer- James- Macleod syndrome.


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How to Cite

Jain, A., Prabha, T., Mishra, H. K., & Meel, D. K. (2017). Adult diagnosis of hyperlucent unilateral lung: Swyer-James Macleod syndrome. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(7), 3082–3085.



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