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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207490
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:
Ir Med J. 2011 May;104(5):152-3.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207490
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.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Female; Humans; Lung/*radiography; Middle Aged; Pneumothorax/*etiology/radiography; Tracheobronchomegaly/complications/*radiography
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKent, B Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorSulaiman, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorAkasheh, N Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorNadarajan, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorLane, S Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:29:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:29:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:29:19Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2011 May;104(5):152-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21736094en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207490-
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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLung/*radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPneumothorax/*etiology/radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshTracheobronchomegaly/complications/*radiographyen_GB
dc.titleAn unusual cause of spontaneous pneumothorax: the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit, St, Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin 4. briankent@physicians.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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