Pictures and Imaging of Cervical Lung Herniation
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This 50 year-old woman complained of mild shortness of breath. There were no abnormalities on physical examination.  A chest x-ray was obtained (see below)
The chest x-ray shows an ovoid air-filled pocket compressing the the cervical trachea and displacing it to the left side.
This axial CT scan shows the air pocket displacing the trachea to the left and narrowing its lumen.
3-Dimensional reconstruction of CT imaging showing the cervical air pocket compressing the trachea.
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