Middle lobe syndrome in left lower lobe

Gönlügür U. , Gonlugur T.

INVESTIGACION CLINICA, cilt.60, ss.47-52, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 60
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.22209/ic.v60n1a05
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.47-52


Middle Lobe Syndrome is a term that refers to a persistent or recurrent collapse of a lung lobe, especially the right middle lobe. A 66-year-old woman presented with chronic cough with sputum and recurrent attacks of pneumonia. She was treated with antibiotics. Chest CT-scan showed a left lobe atelectasis and multiple foci of bronchiectasis. Bronchoscopy revealed a patent left lower lobe bronchus. In conclusions, middle lobe syndrome can rarely affect left lower lobe. It should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of recurrent pneumonia.