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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the left main bronchus mimicking MacLeod's syndrome.
  1. C L Wright,
  2. M Gandhi,
  3. C A Mitchell
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.


    A 15 year old girl who was labelled as having MacLeod's syndrome on the basis of a chest radiograph was subsequently, at the age of 23 years, found to have an adenoid cystic carcinoma obstructing the left main bronchus. This case emphasises the need to exclude a central lesion in cases of unilateral hyperlucent lung.

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