Left hilar mass causing left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Craig Hacking


SOB and hypoxia.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

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.

Case Discussion

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.

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