Atypical collapse of the upper lobe of the right lung simulating combined right upper and middle lobe collapse: Report of two cases

B. W. Chong, G. L. Weisbrod, S. Herman

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Abstract

The authors describe two cases of collapse of the upper lobe of the right lung simulating the appearance on plain chest radiographs of collapse of the right upper and middle lobes combined. Computed tomography and bronchoscopy in both cases and surgery in one case showed that the middle lobe was normal. Possible mechanisms for this appearance on plain chest radiographs include the presence of adhesions between the obstructed upper lobe and pleura and the presence of obstructive pneumonia in the upper lobe, preventing typical collapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Volume41
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990

Keywords

  • bronchoscopy
  • computed tomography
  • lobar collapse
  • obstructive lung diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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