085 – Accented Folds

085 - Extrinsic compression pulmonary atelectasis

The longitudinal folds are preserved parallel but very accentuated and somewhat “separated” in this pulmonary atelectasis by extrinsic compression. Recall that in the trachea only the malignant conditions contiguous to its posterior wall “accentuate and separate” their folds, while the compressions of nonmalignant causes produce the bulge of the wall and the folds can be … Read more