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Greif E, Trapped lung. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 08 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-25782
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7 Nov 2013
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Chronic pleural effusion.
Age: 70 years
From the case: Trapped lung
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Status post pleural catheter placement and pleural effusion drainage. Post evacuation chest x-ray demonstrates removal of the fluid with a trapped right middle and lower lobe. Notice how the prior pre evacuation pleural effusion causing passive atelectasis mimics the shape of post-evacuation.
This is also known as a tethered lung - a lung that following drainage of the pleural space does not fully re-expand.