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Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: a rare combination
  1. Paul Griffiths,
  2. Ayesha Kumar and
  3. Konstantinos Liatsikos
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Griffiths; paul_griffiths{at}


This case describes a female patient who presented with an acute on chronic deterioration in respiratory symptoms, on a background of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heavy cigarette smoking. Chest radiograph demonstrated long-standing hyperlucency of the right lower lobe, with further imaging later confirming the rare combination of Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome and multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations within the affected lung.

  • respiratory medicine
  • pulmonary emphysema
  • radiology
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  • Contributors PG planned the initial manuscript with subsequent editing. AK and KL provided drafts of the manuscript. All authors have reviewed and approved the final version for publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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