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Acta Medica Colombiana

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SEVERICHE-BUENO, Diego Fernando; SEVERICHE-HERNANDEZ, Diego; SEVERICHE-BUENO, David Felipe  and  VARGAS, María Teresa. Mounier Kuhn syndrome in a 78-year-old patient with pulmonary fibrosis. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2017, vol.42, n.3, pp.198-201. ISSN 0120-2448.

The case of a 78-year-old woman with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who consulted for exacerbation of her respiratory symptoms is presented. Radiologic studies showed dilation of the airway that was not previously described, and for this reason the diagnosis of Mounier Kuhn Syndrome was made. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Colombia and the third oldest person reported in the world. This is an incidental finding, since from the pathophysiological point of view there is no causal relationship between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and Mounier Kuhn's syndrome. However, its presence may further affect the functional compromise, given the eventual collapse of the airway, which may lead to additional therapeutic interventions, such as stent placement. (Acta Med Colomb 2017: 42-198-201).

Keywords : Mounier Kuhn Syndrome; tracheobroncomegaly; tracheobroncomalacia; pulmonary fibrosis.

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