Right lung collapse

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


History of breathlessness for 3 days gradually increasing in severity.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Homogeneous opacification of the right lung with the trachea pulled to the right side.

The cardiac shadow is not visualized as it is silhouetting with the opacified hemithorax due to mediastinal shift to the right side.

Case Discussion

This is a case of collapse of the right lung with secondary changes of mediastinal shift to the ipsilateral side. An element of consolidation cannot be ruled out.

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Case information

rID: 26870
Published: 11th Jan 2014
Last edited: 25th Dec 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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