Left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Frontal chest x-ray



Annotated image

Annotated chest x-rays.

Frontal chest x-ray demonstrates loss of volume and loss of the the normal left cardiomediastinal border (blue dashed line). On lateral projection the oblique fissure is displaced anteriorly. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates most of the features of complete left upper lobe collapse. 

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Case information

rID: 10554
Published: 21st Aug 2010
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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