A case report of unusual recurrent bronchopneumonia infections in Mounier-Kuhn syndrome

Radiol Case Rep. 2024 Apr 4;19(6):2525-2530. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2024.03.028. eCollection 2024 Jun.


Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a rare airway disease characterized by tracheal and bronchial dilatation, primarily affecting middle-aged men. We present a case of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome in a 40-year-old man with a history of recurrent respiratory infections since adolescence. The diagnostic journey involved a multidisciplinary approach incorporating clinical evaluation, radiological imaging, and bronchoscopy. Computed tomography findings, including maximum intensity projection reconstructions and 3D rendering, facilitated the diagnosis by revealing significant airway dilation and associated abnormalities. Treatment primarily focused on supportive measures, including antibiotic therapy and respiratory physiotherapy. This case underscores the importance of considering Mounier-Kuhn syndrome in patients with recurrent respiratory infections and highlights the role of advanced imaging techniques in diagnosis.

Keywords: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome; Recurrent bronchopneumonia; Recurrent respiratory infections; Tracheobronchomegaly.

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