SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.15 issue4Tuberculous serositis in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report and literature reviewAnesthesia in flexible bronchoscopy: Randomized clinical trial comparing the use of topical lidocaine alone or in association with propofol, alfentnil or midazolam author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia

Print version ISSN 0873-2159


FIGUEIREDO, Sandra et al. Occupational (?) constrictive bronchiolitis with normal physical, functional and image findings. Rev Port Pneumol [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.4, pp.729-732. ISSN 0873-2159.

Constrictive bronchiolitis is characterized by alterations in the walls of membranous and respiratory bronchioles. These changes lead to concentric narrowing or complete obliteration of the airway lumen. Suspicion of possible bronchiolar disorders may arise from clinical, funcional, and radiologic findings. However, constrictive bronchiolitis may be present even with normal physical, functional and image findings, which turns the diagnosis difficult. A high index of suspicion is necessary to justify invasive tests that lead to pulmonary biopsy. In this report, we describe a patient with cough and dyspnoea, with normal physical, functional and image findings, whose work-up leaded to the diagnosis of constrictive bronchiolitis

Keywords : Constrictive bronchiolitis; iron oxide.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )