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Title: Horizontal gradient in ventilation distribution due to a localized chest wall abnormality
Authors: Demedts, Maurice ×
De Roo, Michel
Vandecruys, A
Bobbaers, Herman
Cosemans, Jan
Van De Woestijne, K P #
Issue Date: Aug-1975
Series Title: The American review of respiratory disease vol:111 issue:6 pages:781-6
Abstract: Horizontal gradients in the distribution of ventilation and of regional vital capacities, as well as a reversed vertical, esophageal pressure gradient, were observed in a patient with a unilateral painful chest wall lesion. The distribution abnormalities disappeared after surgical treatment. These findings suggest that the interdependency between chest wall and lungs, and within the latter, between lobes, is an important factor determining the regional distribution of ventilation and the pleural pressure gradient in man.
ISSN: 0003-0805
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
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