Right upper lobe collapse
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Newman C, Right upper lobe collapse. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 20 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-98584
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Productive cough and shortness of breath.
Age: 55 years
From the case: Right upper lobe collapse
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- opacity within the right upper medial aspect of the hemithorax
- elevation and bowing of the horizontal fissure (Golden S sign)
- elevation of the right hilum
- tracheal deviation to the right
Classic case of right upper lobe collapse. A RANZCR exam favorite.
In an older patient an underlying obstructing mass lesion requires exclusion. This patient went onto have a CT at another institution, which confirmed an obstructing lesion.
In a young patient, mucus plugging is a common cause.