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Apical Lung Hernia
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Cervical lung hernia
            • Definitions

              • Protrusion of lung apex into neck through defect in Sibson fascia, which covers lung apex

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Gupta M et al: Lung hernia after en bloc cervicothoracic resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 130(2):607-8, 2005
                                  2. McAdams HP et al: Apical lung hernia: radiologic findings in six cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(4):927-30, 1996
                                  3. Moncada R et al: Congenital and acquired lung hernias. J Thorac Imaging. 11(1):75-82, 1996
                                  4. Bhalla M et al: Lung hernia: radiographic features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(1):51-3, 1990
                                  5. Grunebaum M et al: Protrusion of the lung apex through Sibson's fascia in infancy. Thorax. 33(3):290-4, 1978
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Cervical lung hernia
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Protrusion of lung apex into neck through defect in Sibson fascia, which covers lung apex

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Gupta M et al: Lung hernia after en bloc cervicothoracic resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 130(2):607-8, 2005
                                                                  2. McAdams HP et al: Apical lung hernia: radiologic findings in six cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 167(4):927-30, 1996
                                                                  3. Moncada R et al: Congenital and acquired lung hernias. J Thorac Imaging. 11(1):75-82, 1996
                                                                  4. Bhalla M et al: Lung hernia: radiographic features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 154(1):51-3, 1990
                                                                  5. Grunebaum M et al: Protrusion of the lung apex through Sibson's fascia in infancy. Thorax. 33(3):290-4, 1978