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Right Lower Lobe Atelectasis

Silhouetting of the right hemidiaphragm and air bronchograms are common signs of right lower lobe atelectasis. Right lower lobe atelectasis can be distinguished from right middle lobe atelectasis by the persistance of the right heart border.


Notice the stretched vascularity in the right hilum and the hyperexpanded right upper lobe in right lower lobe atelectasis.



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