Cardiothoracic Imaging
Contents Anatomy Techniques Findings Cases References
P

N


Atelectasis, left upper lobe, Case 1




Zoom Notes

Lateral radiograph
Follow-up radiograph


COMMENTS

Atelectasis is the loss of lung volume and therefore a direct sign is the displacement of interlobular fissures. Generally this is accompanied by increased density and possibly elevation of the hemidiaphragm, mediastinal displacement, or compensatory over-inflation. If there has been resorption of air within the atelectatic segment, there is generally an absence of air bronchograms.

More...


SHORTCUTS: See the Contents page for complete listing of all pages and topics.

   
Jump to top.
 
P

N



YSMInfo Library Calendar Directories Search YSM Home

Copyright 2004, Yale University School of Medicine. All rights reserved.
December 18, 2004 (PL)
version b.003