Right lung collapse

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


h/o breathlessness since 3 days gradually increasing in severity.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Homogenous opacification of the right lung field with trachea pulled to the right side.

The cardiac shadow is not visualised as it is silhouetting with the opacified hemithorax due to a 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: 24th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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