Flow-volume loops: clinical correlation

José L. Díaz, Jesús Casal, William Rodríguez


Flow volume loops are an essential part of spirometry testing. Their appearance can give information that can be helpful in the differential diagnosis of a patient’s clinical condition. We present two clinical scenarios in which careful evaluation of the flow-volume loop gives an insight into the cause of the disease process.


Flow volume loop; Pulmonary function test; Spirometry

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