Test Findings
 

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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