Lung bullae with air-fluid levels: What is the appropriate therapeutic approach?

Andres F. Henao-Martinez, Juan F. Fernandez, Sandra G Adams, Carlos S Restrepo

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Abstract

Air-fluid levels within emphysematous lung bullae are a relatively uncommon occurrence in patients with preexisting bullous disease, and are not commonly reported. We report 2 cases of new onset air-fluid levels in patients with underlying bullous disease with substantially different clinical presentations but with clinical improvement after medical therapy only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-645
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory Care
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Air-fluid levels
  • Bullae
  • COPD
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Lung bullae with air-fluid levels : What is the appropriate therapeutic approach? / Henao-Martinez, Andres F.; Fernandez, Juan F.; Adams, Sandra G; Restrepo, Carlos S.

In: Respiratory Care, Vol. 57, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 642-645.

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Henao-Martinez, Andres F. ; Fernandez, Juan F. ; Adams, Sandra G ; Restrepo, Carlos S. / Lung bullae with air-fluid levels : What is the appropriate therapeutic approach?. In: Respiratory Care. 2012 ; Vol. 57, No. 4. pp. 642-645.
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