Hemithoracic volume loss (differential)

Last revised by David Luong on 12 Jul 2021

Hemithoracic volume loss can occur from a number of situations. These include:


Infection in childhood 

Other infective/inflammatory conditions


  • post lobectomy
  • pre-existing pulmonary fibrosis with transplant of opposite lung
  • post-therapeutic intervention - e.g. bronchial valve surgery 3



See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: mesothelioma
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  • Case 2: pulmonary hypoplasia
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  • Case 3: phrenic nerve palsy
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