Incidental finding in a patient presenting with acute stress syndrome

Eliza Stavride, Ekaterini Manavi, Christos Tsantiridis


A 50-year old woman was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of acute stress disorder. Her past medical history was unremarkable. She was examined by the psychiatrists who evaluated that she needed to be hospitalised. The anteroposterior chest radiograph at admission raised the suspicion of an abnormality which was confirmed by the following computed tomography (CT) scan (Figs. 1-3).


bronchial atresia; bronchial anomalies; pectus excavatum deformity; hyperinflated lung; emphysematous lung

Full Text:



Gipson MG, Cummings KW, Hurth KM. Bronchial atresia. Radiographics 2009; 29: 1531–1535.

StatPearls Publishing LCC.NCBI Bookshelf. Bronchial atresia. Available via Published Feb 7, 2020. Updated Apr 23, 2020. Accessed May 15, 2020.

Matsushima H, Takayanagi N, Satoh M, et al. Congenital bronchial atresia: radiologic findings in nine patients. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2002; 26: 860–864.

Garcia-Reina S, Fernandez E, Martinez-Barenys C, et al. Atresia bronquial diagnosticada incidentalmente tras traumatismo toracico. Arch Bronconeumol 2019; 55: 53–54.

Ouzidane L, Benjelloun A, el Hajjam M, et al. Segmental bronchial atresia: a case report and a literature review. Eur J Pediatr Surg 1999; 9: 49-52.

Traibi A, Seguin-Givelet A, Grigoroiu M, et al. Congenital bronchial atresia in adults: thoracoscopic resection. J Vis Surg 2017; 3: 174.

Karaman S, Deveci R, Erdem SB, et al. Unusual radiological sign in bronchial atresia. Turk Thorac J 2016; 17(2): 79-81.



  • There are currently no refbacks.