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A Case of Spontaneous Pneumothorax-Swyer James Syndrome
Smilu Mohanlal, Jane.J.E. David, Poonam Wade, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal.
Department of Pediatrics, T.N.M.C & Nair Hospital, Mumbai.
Spontaneous pneumothorax is usually caused by asthma, staphylococcal pneumonia, cystic fibrosis in pediatric age group. The incidence ranges from 10-30%.We present an 11 month old male child with history of respiratory distress since 3 months and chest x ray suggestive of right sided pneumothorax. On treatment the child became asymptomatic, though chest x rays continued to show hyperinflation. Contrast tomography was suggestive of Swyer James syndrome.

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