Left hilar mass causing left upper lobe collapse
SOB and hypoxia.
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Veiling density of the left hemithorax. Left hilar mass. Mildly elevated left hemidiaphragm in keeping with volume loss. Features in keeping with LUL collapse due to a left hilar mass.
This case illustrates some of the typical findings of LUL collapse on CXR.
The patient underwent CT which demonstrated a left hilar mass as the cause for the collapse. Bronchoscopic biopsy confirmed small cell lung cancer.