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Left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Increasing shortness of breath with cough and productive sputum.

x-ray

Left upper lobe collapse

Veil-like opacity over the left hemithorax

Case Discussion

There is partial left upper lobe collapse. The patient had a history of myeloma. Lobar atelectasis was confirmed at CT, but no obstructing lesion was demonstrated.

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