Right upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Trauma patient. Routine ICU chest x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

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
Case created: 3rd May 2016
Last edited: 16th Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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