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Hilar Displacement

 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • Superior or inferior displacement of one hilum in relation to the other.
  • Causes of Hilar Displacement

  • Volume loss - lobectomy, pneumonectomy, significant atelectasis
  • Volume expansion - tension pneumothorax, large pleural effusion
  • Example

  • Superior displacement of the left hilum in a patient with a pleural effusion
  • Superior displacement of the left hilum in a patient with a pleural effusion
     
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