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Asphyxia while swallowing solid food caused by bronchial compression: a variant of the pneumonectomy syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8202914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40 year old man presented with recurrent episodes of dyspnoea whilst swallowing solid food. He had undergone right pneumonectomy and thoracoplasty for recurrent pneumonias and empyema 23 years previously. Solid food boluses appeared to cause bronchial obstruction by compressing the surgically distorted left main bronchus. This is a new variant of the post pneumonectomy syndrome.
K M Fong; K D McNeil; K P Kennedy; K S Matar; P H Cole; J B Partridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-07     Completed Date:  1994-07-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  radiography
Bronchial Diseases / etiology*
Deglutition Disorders / etiology*,  radiography
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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