Unilateral pulmonary hyperinflation from mucus check-valve mechanism

E. M. Rubin, H. Baier

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Abstract

Mucus plugging of a large airway resulted in the formation of a check-valve mechanism and pulmonary hyperinflation, rather than atelectasis. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was both diagnostic and curative. The physician should be aware that mucus plugging may have unusual presentations and may mimic other clinical entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-829
Number of pages2
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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