Luftsichel sign

Case contributed by Dr Gagandeep Singh


Shortness of breath


Luftsichel sign

Case Discussion

The Luftsichel sign is due to hyperexpansion of superior segment of left lower lobe due to left upper lobe collapse, with insinuation of the expanded segment between aortic arch and collapsed upper lobe. 

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Case information

rID: 11095
Published: 16th Oct 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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