Apical lung hernia: radiologic findings in six cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: We performed this study to characterize the clinical and radiologic manifestations of apical lung hernias. CONCLUSION: Apical lung hernias typically manifest as unilateral, right-sided air radiolucencies at the thoracic inlet on chest radiographs. They are frequently intermittent and can cause lateral tracheal deviation. Radiologic studies performed at midinspiration may not show hernias. Airway fluoroscopy or CT performed at maximal inspiration may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McAdams, HP; Gordon, DS; White, CS

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 167 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 927 - 930

PubMed ID

  • 8819385

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.167.4.8819385


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States