Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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[edit] Discussion

[edit] Imaging Findings

[edit] Plain film

  • Hyperinflation
    • Flattening of the diaphragm
    • Increased retrosternal air space
    • Long narrow cardiac silhouette
  • Hyperlucency of the lungs

[edit] Images

Patient #1: Smoker with SOB

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: COPD

[edit] References

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