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Right upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Trauma patient. Routine ICU chest x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

ETT, nasogastric and right subclavian central line are all appropriately positioned.

Right upper lobe collapse. No focal consolidation or large pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

The most likely cause in this young patient is a mucous plug. The previous day's x-ray did not demonstrate any collapse. 

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Case information

rID: 44757
Published: 5th May 2016
Last edited: 7th Oct 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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