Tuesday, April 11, 2006

collapsed RML

A 62 year old smoker presents with RML collapse. A bronchoscopy is negative to endobronchial lesion. Cytology and micro are negative. She is treated for pneumonia and released. A few months later the CXR is essentially normalized excepts for some left over streaking.
Would you do anything else or not?

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Baleeiro said...

I think with resolution of the collapse and negative bronch I would just watch with a repeat CxR soon.

Jennings said...

I elected to repeat the CXR in 6 months.

Baleeiro said...

If the collapse is resolved, no endobronchial lesions, etc. I think that's fine.