Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2010 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 17 |Article ID 179264 | 3 pages |

Lung Atelectasis Secondary to Massive Esophageal Dilation in a Patient With Scleroderma


Esophageal dilation is a rare complication of scleroderma and CREST syndrome. A case of atelectasis secondary to right inferior bronchus compression by a massively dilated esophagus is described. The authors are unaware of any previous cases of atelectasis secondary to esophageal dilation in scleroderma.

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