Left lower lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Foroogh Jafari Mousavi



Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

There is a triangular retrocardiac opacity with loss of aortic border. The findings indicate left lower lobe collapse which was later confirmed on a CT study.


There is collapse of the left lower lobe with hyperinflation of the left upper lobe. Multiple stents are present in the left lower lobe bronchus and segmental branches. Nasogastric and endotracheal tubes are also present.

Case Discussion

There are multiple stents in the left lower lobe bronchus (the reason for this is unknown to the author) and its proximal branches that were better visualised on the CT study.

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Case information

rID: 50445
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 5th Jan 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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