What is the role of radiography in the workup of congenital lobar emphysema (CLE)?

Updated: Apr 08, 2019
  • Author: Beverly P Wood, MD, MSEd, PhD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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Radiography of the chest in anteroposterior and lateral projections identifies the involved lobe, the degree of involvement, and the effect on surrounding structures. [11] If a decubitus position radiograph is obtained, the involved lung does not collapse.


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