Right middle lobe collapse: mucous plugging

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Acute cough and wheeze

Patient Data

Age: 11
Gender: Male

Gross middle lobe collapse is associated with a filling defect in the right bronchus intermedius and poor aeration of the bronchi beyond.  Differential is between a foreign body and mucous plug.

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Arrow shows filling defect in bronchus.

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Case information

rID: 19318
Published: 27th Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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