Upper zone vascular prominence

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Upper zone vascular prominence

  • Enlarged heart (CTR = 55%)
  • The upper zone vessels are prominent – an indicator of increased pulmonary venous pressure
  • Signs of pulmonary oedema have also developed – septal lines (Kerley B lines) due to interstitial oedema, and airspace shadowing due to alveolar oedema
  • The costophrenic angles are blunt due to bilateral pleural effusions

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: October 2019