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Right upper lobe atelectasis

Elakkad SE - MedPix (2012)

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Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Right upper lobe atelectasis

History: 36 year old man with renal cell carcinoma, on dialysis and carbon dioxide retention.

Findings: There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.

Ddx: Atelectasis can be caused mucous plug, cancer, foreign body, or shallow breathing due to pain or discomfort.

Dxhow: On X-ray

Exam: Decreased breath sounds over the right upper lung field

No MeSH data available.


This is an AP film of the chest. There is a catheter in the right internal jugular vein, an endotracheal tube, and an enteric tube overlying the left upper quadrant. There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.
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MPX2503_synpic58355: This is an AP film of the chest. There is a catheter in the right internal jugular vein, an endotracheal tube, and an enteric tube overlying the left upper quadrant. There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.


Right upper lobe atelectasis

Elakkad SE - MedPix (2012)

This is an AP film of the chest. There is a catheter in the right internal jugular vein, an endotracheal tube, and an enteric tube overlying the left upper quadrant. There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.
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MPX2503_synpic58355: This is an AP film of the chest. There is a catheter in the right internal jugular vein, an endotracheal tube, and an enteric tube overlying the left upper quadrant. There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Right upper lobe atelectasis

History: 36 year old man with renal cell carcinoma, on dialysis and carbon dioxide retention.

Findings: There is a triangular shaped opacity in the right upper lung field that obscures the ascending aorta. There is also an elevation of the horizontal (minor) fissure, and an elevation of the right hemidiaphragm, which are all radiological signs consistent with atelectasis of the right upper lobe.

Ddx: Atelectasis can be caused mucous plug, cancer, foreign body, or shallow breathing due to pain or discomfort.

Dxhow: On X-ray

Exam: Decreased breath sounds over the right upper lung field

No MeSH data available.