oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Unilateral hypertranslucency of the Lung (Macleod's Syndrome)

Volume 21, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Two patients with idiopathic hypertranslucency of the lung are presented. Chest X-ray is usually diagnostic. The condition is thought to arise from infection in the small airways in early childhood leading to hypoplasia of the lung with over inflation of the remaining lung tissue.

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