Bulging fissure sign

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The bulging fissure sign refers to lobar consolidation where the affected portion of the lung is expanded. It is now rarely seen due to the widespread use of antibiotics.

The most common infective causative agents are 1:

Other uncommon agents are:

  • Legionella pneumophila 3

It may also be seen with bronchoalveolar carcinoma 4.

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Article information

rID: 9228
System: Chest
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Friedlander pneumonia

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