Scoliosis as cause of pulmonary atelectasis.

Abstract

We present a patients with persistent position-dependent productive cough and intermittent fever. He was first examined at 38 yrs of age. Chest X-ray showed a severe thoracic lordoscoliosis and an atelectasis of the right lower lobe. Bronchography revealed a total stenosis of the right lower lobe bronchus. Five years later had increased symptoms. Spirometry… (More)

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