CXR Case 018
50 year old male presents confused and hypoxaemic.
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There is complete collapse of the right lung with tracheal deviation and mediastinal shift
This is most likely caused by an obstructing endobronchial lesion such as a tumour or sputum plugging
Next steps in investigation would be a contrast CT chest and bronchoscopy.
Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar | ICIS Course ANZ