Upper and lower lobe distribution of bilateral pulmonary pathologies (mnemonic)

The upper and lower lobe distribution of certain bilateral pulmonary pathologies can be recalled using the following mnemonics:

  • upper lobe or apical predominance: CASSET HPP or SET CAP 
  • lower lobe or bibasilar predominance: BAD RASH

Mnemonics

CASSET HPP
    SET CAP
    BAD RASH
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    Article information

    rID: 34657
    System: Chest
    Section: Mnemonics
    Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
    • SET CAP
    • BAD RASH

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