Dramatic and early complete resolution of lobar collapse in young patient of bronchial asthma: a case report from radiologist perspective

Pankaj Nepal, Devendra Kumar, Neeta Ghimire
2018 Journal of Chitwan Medical College  
To A 30 year old female with known history of bronchial asthma since five years presented to emergency depart­ment with acute shortness of breath and left sided pleuritic chest pain since one day. Imaging with initial chest x-ray reveal left lower lobe lung collapse with ipsilateral tracheo-mediastinal shift. On CT scan complete cutoff of the left lower lobe bronchus was seen. With conservative management including inhaled bronchodilators and intravenous corticosteroids and physiotherapy
more » ... nt; dramatic and complete resolution of lobar collapse seen within period of 4 days without any residual changes. Such dramatic changes have never been perceived in our radiology experience and literature review, which we report as interesting case.
doi:10.3126/jcmc.v8i4.23770 fatcat:7spiahd3sbemxbphywk3khwdka