Right middle lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Young adult with respiratory persistent symptoms

Patient Data

Age: 21
Gender: Male
Tight right middle lobe collapse.

Case Discussion

The right heart border silhouette, going back to classic descriptions of Felson, is effaced in keeping with a right middle lobe collapse or consolidation.  The lateral film, now sparingly used, beautifully illustrates a triangular density in keeping with a tight right middle lobe collapse.

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Case information

rID: 21241
Published: 12th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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