Unilateral hypertransradiant hemithorax

Last revised by Ashesh Ishwarlal Ranchod on 14 May 2024

Unilateral hypertransradiancy is the correct term for the chest radiograph appearance of decreased attenuation affecting one lung. Hyperlucency is a commonly used alternative but is inaccurate; the chest is not penetrated by light!

An outside-in approach is helpful to identify the cause:

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