[The middle lobe syndrome in pediatrics. A study of 27 cases].

@article{Fasheh1998TheML,
  title={[The middle lobe syndrome in pediatrics. A study of 27 cases].},
  author={W Youssef Fasheh and G Esquinas Rychen},
  journal={Anales espanoles de pediatria},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={582-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the features, treatment and evolution of middle lobe syndrome (MLS) or atelectasis syndrome in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1992 and 1996, all cases of MLS seen in our center by our staff were followed by using a prospective study protocol. RESULTS Twenty-seven patients were studied. The average age at the onset of MLS was 3 years 1 month +/- 2 years 4 months. Recurrent pneumonia was seen in 66.7% and 44.4% had asthma and/or… CONTINUE READING