Previous thoracic surgery performed.
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Complete opacification of the left hemithorax, with hila surgical clips.
Pneumonectomy ( complete surgical removal of the lung ) is one cause of a complete 'white out' of the hemithorax.
Features which differentiate it from other causes include:
a. Trachea pulled to the side of opacification.
b. Surgical clips at the lung hilum.
c. Compenstaory hypertrophy of the contralateral lung