An unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136819
Title:
An unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome.
Authors:
Kent, B D; Sulaiman, I; Akasheh, N B; Nadarajan, P; Moloney, E; Lane, S J
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4. briankent@physicians.ie
Citation:
An unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome. 2011, 104 (5):152-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136819
PubMed ID:
21736094
Abstract:
We present the case of a 54-year old woman referred to our service with an unusual presentation of an under-diagnosed condition. A life-long non-smoker, she was referred to respiratory services by our emergency department with a left sided pneumothorax, progressive dyspnoea on exertion, and recurrent chest infections. Subsequent investigation yielded findings consistent with Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (Tracheobronchomegaly), a condition characterised by marked dilatation of the proximal airways, recurrent chest infection, and consequent emphysema and bronchiectasis. Although rarely diagnosed, some degree of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome may occur in up to 1 in 500 adults.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKent, B Den
dc.contributor.authorSulaiman, Ien
dc.contributor.authorAkasheh, N Ben
dc.contributor.authorNadarajan, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Een
dc.contributor.authorLane, S Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T14:00:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T14:00:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationAn unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome. 2011, 104 (5):152-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21736094-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136819-
dc.description.abstractWe present the case of a 54-year old woman referred to our service with an unusual presentation of an under-diagnosed condition. A life-long non-smoker, she was referred to respiratory services by our emergency department with a left sided pneumothorax, progressive dyspnoea on exertion, and recurrent chest infections. Subsequent investigation yielded findings consistent with Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (Tracheobronchomegaly), a condition characterised by marked dilatation of the proximal airways, recurrent chest infection, and consequent emphysema and bronchiectasis. Although rarely diagnosed, some degree of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome may occur in up to 1 in 500 adults.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleAn unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4. briankent@physicians.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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