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Bronchial compression as a result of lung herniation after pneumonectomy.
  1. K F Whyte,
  2. G McMahon,
  3. A J Wightman,
  4. E W Cameron
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, City Hospital, Edinburgh.


    A patient developed severe exertional dyspnoea and stridor eight months after a right pneumonectomy for a carcinoid tumour, with a progressive loss of lung function. These events were the result of compression of the left main bronchus against the vertebral column by the mediastinal contents, which had shifted into the right hemithorax with the herniated lung.

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