Left lower lobe collapse

Case contributed by Foroogh Jafari Mousavi
Diagnosis almost certain



Patient Data

Age: 60 years
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 visualized on the CT study.

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