Round atelectasis

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Preoperative evaluation prior to heart transplant surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

In the right segment 10 an about 35 x 25 mm subpleural solid mass is visible with comet-tail-like bands emanating from it. 

Other findings: numerous micronodules and small GGOs diffusely, enlarged heart (left atrium and ventricle in particular) with valvular calcifications, pacemaker in situ, liver cyst and calcification, gallstone. 

Annotated image

Multiplanar lung window key images of the abnormality. 

Case Discussion

Findings are in line with round atelectasis/folded lung. 

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