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316 Possible Causes for Asymmetry of the Chest

  • Pneumothorax

    Bilateral pneumothorax is unusual but the lack of asymmetry of the chest will make clinical diagnosis more difficult.[]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute 1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority ( 50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis[…][]

  • Ear - Patella - Short Stature Syndrome

    The Meier-Gorlin syndrome, first described by Meier and Rothschild [1959: Helv Paediatr Acta 14:213-216] and further delineated by Gorlin et al. [1975: A Selected Miscellany, p 39-50], is characterized by short stature, slender body build, craniofacial anomalies, microtia, delayed skeletal development, hypogonadism, and[…][]

  • Scimitar Syndrome

    Also seen is scoliosis with convexity towards the right and asymmetry of the chest cavity (image corresponding to a female patient 17 years of age).[]

  • Lung Abscess

    A 29-year-old man was admitted with fevers, cough, left-sided chest pain and lethargy for 1 week. He had a cardiac transplant 10 years prior and was on immunosuppressive drugs. He was found to have a pulmonary lesion and went on to develop a lung abscess. Propionibacterium acnes was identified on matrix-assisted[…][]

  • Atelectasis

    Atelectasis is a significant risk factor for the development of pneumonia, especially in pediatric populations more prone to alveolar collapse or those who may have weakened muscular tone. The Metaneb system is a pneumatic, noninvasive physiotherapy technique that delivers chest high-frequency oscillations. Chest[…][]

  • Pleurectomy

    It also leads to asymmetry of the chest wall. We evaluated the efficacy of decortication and pleurectomy in improving these adverse consequences.[]

  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

    Asymmetry of the chest wall. Absent breath sounds on one side of the chest, usually the left with the heart shifted to the right.[]

  • Extrapulmonary Alveolar Hypoventilation

    As patients live longer and need to be treated over the long term and the management of pediatric cardiology problems and congenital heart disease moves more into the mainstream, turn to Pediatric Cardiology for current clinical guidance. Trust Dr. Robert Anderson, godfather of cardiac morphology, to bring you[…][]

  • Empyema

    In this case report we described a Bahraini male patient of twenty years of age, a smoker and diagnosed with stage IV B Hodgkin lymphoma. He presented with fever, nonproductive cough, upper back pain and shortness of breath due to right upper lobe pneumonia with right encysted pleural effusion. Salmonella[…][]

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