Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 37(2); 1990 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1990;37(2):190-194.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1990.
A Clinical Study on Lesions in the Lingular Segment of the Left Upper Lobe
Jin Heum Baik, Dong Wook Choi, Jae Nam Park, Jung Eun Suh, Nam Soo Rhu, Dong Ill Cho, Jae Won Kim
Department of Chest Medicine, National Medical, Center, Seoul, Korea
좌상엽 설상구역에 발생한 병변에 대한 고찰
백진흠, 최동욱, 박재남, 서정은, 유남수, 조동일, 김재원
A clinical study was carried out on 29 patients who revealed pathological findings in lingluar segment of the left upper lobe on radiologic examination of the chest. Among 29 cases, 20 cases were female patients, and the most common cause was tuberculosis (1 7 cases), and the remainders were bronchiectasis (6 cases), lung cancer (4 cases), and pneumonia (2 cases) On fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination, all cases except one showed obstruction or narrowing of the bronchial lumen, which due inflammations. extraluminal compressions. or masses The lesions in the lingular segment was different from right middle lobe syndrome. which strongly suggested that not impairment of collateral ventilation in a main pathological change of middle lobe syndrome but another mechanism and underlying causes.

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