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

Andres F. Henao-Martinez, Juan F. Fernandez, Sandra G. Adams, Carlos 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 1 2012

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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