Round atelectasis

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CT

Circumscribed left-sided subpleural atelectasis pulling the adjacent bronchovascular bundles (comet tail appearance). Note is also made of the associated pleural thickening (and possibly a small amount of effusion).

Case Discussion

CT of the chest demonstrates round atelectasis in the left base with a comet tail sign.

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