Left upper lobe collapse CT

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Left upper lobe collapse CT

  • This is a CT slice through the chest of the patient seen in the previous chest X-ray - note the following appearances
  • Abrupt occlusion of the left upper lobe bronchus (arrow)
  • Collapse of the left upper lobe (shaded area) causing volume loss of the whole left hemithorax
  • Deviation of the mediastinum to the left