Middle lobe syndrome in the left lower lobe in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

01 Dec 2009
Respiratory conditions
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • COPD
Type of resource
Peer-reviewed article
Blaivas AJ, Strauss W


Middle lobe syndrome is a term that refers to a recurrent collapse of a lung segment, typically the right middle lobe. We discuss a case that middle lobe syndrome occurred in an unusual lung segment and related to an unusual cause.