Retrostenal airspace
Modality: Diagram (Retrostenal airspace)

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  • Pulmonary emphysema - “ Pulmonary emphysema is defined as the "abnormal permanent enlargement of the airspaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destructi...”
  • Increased retrosternal airspace - “ Increased retrosternal airspace is an indicator of hyperinflation of the lungs and is usually due to emphysema. The thickness of the space betwee...”
  • Obliteration of the retrosternal airspace - “ Obliteration of the retrosternal airspace is seen in any cause of an anterior mediastinal mass.  ”
  • Lung hyperinflation - “ Lung hyperinflation is a common feature of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is also linked to aging and other chroni...”
  • Retrosternal airspace - “ The retrosternal airspace is seen as a normal lucency between the posterior aspect of the sternum and anterior aspect of the ascending aorta on la...”

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