What are hyperlucent lung fields?

What are hyperlucent lung fields?

A hyperlucent lung is one that has increased lucency compared to the other lung on the chest radiograph or CT. In our routine practice, we usually come across patients with unilateral hyperlucency on chest X-ray.

What causes Hyperlucent lungs?

Theoretically, a hyperlucent lung in an adult can be caused by extrinsic bronchial compression related to hilar lymphadenopathy secondary to neoplastic disease, infection, or granulomatous disease.

What is Hypertranslucent lung?

Swyer-James Syndrome Idiopathic unilateral hyperlucent lung (Swyer-James or Macleod syndrome) is characterized by unilateral hyperlucency of the lung associated with a decrease in the number and size of the airways and pulmonary vessels.

What is Hyperlucency in xray?

A lung with reduced markings on its chest radiograph and increased areas of transradiancy (hyperlucency). A hyperlucent lung is usually associated with pulmonary emphysema or PNEUMOTHORAX. A pneumothorax condition marked by complete absence of markings in the chest radiograph.

What do long lungs mean?

Hyperinflated lungs are larger-than-normal lungs as a result of trapped air. It happens when you can’t exhale, or push out all of the air that’s in your lungs. The air gets trapped and takes up space, which can make it harder to get fresh air into your body.

How do you remove air from your lungs?

What is thoracentesis? Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid or air from around the lungs. A needle is put through the chest wall into the pleural space. The pleural space is the thin gap between the pleura of the lung and of the inner chest wall.

What is Fremitus?

Vocal (tactile) fremitus is palpation of the chest wall to detect changes in the intensity of vibrations created with certain spoken words in a constant tone and voice indicating underlying lung pathology.[1][2][3]

What is opacity in chest xray?

Pulmonary opacification represents the result of a decrease in the ratio of gas to soft tissue (blood, lung parenchyma and stroma) in the lung. When reviewing an area of increased attenuation (opacification) on a chest radiograph or CT it is vital to determine where the opacification is.

How do you get a Pneumomediastinum?

Pneumomediastinum, also known as mediastinal emphysema, is a condition in which air is present in the mediastinum (the space in the chest between the two lungs). This can be caused by a traumatic injury or in association with pneumothorax or other diseases.