Right upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Cough for several days. Temperature. Increasing difficulty breathing.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Male

Increased opacification in the right upper zone. Elevation of the horizontal fissure. Features of right upper lobe collapse. Otherwise, the lungs are clear.

Case Discussion

Right upper lobe collapse in a child with bronchiolitis. It is not uncommon for bronchiolitis to be complicated by areas of collapse and in some cases, for this to be lobar.

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Case information

rID: 8782
Case created: 1st Mar 2010
Last edited: 21st Jan 2018
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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