Hilar mass and effusion

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Hilar mass and effusion

  • The right hilum is grossly abnormal in this image - compare with the left side where the normal vascular structures of the hilum are clearly defined
  • The mediastinum is widened due to enlargement of lymph nodes immediately to the right of the trachea - the right paratracheal stripe is no longer visible
  • Blunting of the right costophrenic angle and formation of a ‘meniscus’ are typical features of a pleural effusion
  • Lung cancer was confirmed following bronchoscopy and biopsy

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

Last reviewed: October 2019