Osteophyte-induced atelectasis and fibrosis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


CT abdomen for epigastric pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Small focal region of subpleural RLL medial basal segmental atelectasis and fibrosis with traction bronchiectasis adjacent to a right-sided lower thoracic vertebral osteophyte.

Case Discussion

Review of previous imaging over the last 8 years confirms the stable appearance of the atelectasis.

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Case information

rID: 80047
Published: 1st Sep 2020
Last edited: 1st Sep 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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