Marked lung hyperinflation

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis almost certain



Marked hyperinflation of both lungs. Otherwise, normal radiographic features of both lungs. Normal cardiac shadow and mediastinum.

Case Discussion

A good example of a patient with marked hyperinflation of the lungs. Note the increased retrosternal air space and flattening of the diaphragms

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