Right upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Cough for several days. Temperature. Increasing difficulty breathing.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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