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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 959153, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of Swyer-James-Macleod Syndrome Associated with Middle Lobe Hypoplasia and Arteriovenous Malformation

1Department of Radiology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, 06110 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, 06410 Ankara, Turkey

Received 27 August 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editor: Arduino A. Mangoni

Copyright © 2012 Hatice Kaplanoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 58-year-old female patient presented to the hospital with hearing loss. In the chest radiography obtained before her ear surgery, volume decrease in the right hemithorax, elevation of the right diaphragm, and increase of ventilation in the right lung were detected. At the thorax CT-CT angiography, hypoplasia of the main pulmonary artery and its branches and arteriovenous malformation localized in the middle lobe of the right lung were detected. Thus, diagnosis of Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome associated with right lung middle lobe hypoplasia and arteriovenous malformation was made. This kind of association has not been reported earlier, so we are presenting it in the light of the literature knowledge.