Cystic fibrosis and left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Volume loss on the left with preservation of the descending aortic but loss of the upper mediastinal contours. Features are consistent with left upper lobe collapse. 

Bronchiectasis and left upper lobe collapse. 

Case Discussion

A child with known cystic fibrosis and left upper lobe collapse due to mucous plugging. The upper lobe went on to re-expand. 

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Case information

rID: 8312
Published: 23rd Jan 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: cxr
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