Left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
Gender: Female
X-ray

Chest x-ray

Chest x-ray demonstrates a veiling opacity of the left hemithorax with marked volume loss and obliteration of the left cardiac silhouette. The descending aorta and hemidiaphragm are still clearly visible. 

X-ray

Lateral chest x-ray

Left upper lobe collapse is confirmed on lateral projection, with hyperinflation of the left lower lobe and increased opacity anteriorly, delimited by the left oblique fissure. 

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 15297
Case created: 8th Oct 2011
Last edited: 13th Oct 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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