Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Liver lobes

Most common Lobe involved in different pathological conditions::
Right upper lobe,
1.Lung abscess(posterior segment)
2. Post Primary Tuberculosis (Primary TB: middle and lower lung zones)
Left upper lobe
1. Bronchial atresia
2. Congenital lobar emphysema
Left lower lobe:
1. Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
2. Atelectasis
3. Bronchiectasis: Left lower > right lower
Right lower lobe
1. Foreign Body
2. Hydatid cyst of Lung
3. Pulmonary embolism
4. Aspiration Pneumonia: If the patient is on the right side, the right upper lobe is at risk
Right middle lobe:
1.Broncholithiasis
Aspiration Pneumonia:
- In supine patients, the superior segments of the lower lobes are most often involved.
Silicosis, sarcoidosis and eosinophilic granuloma involve
the upper lobes more frequently.

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