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Middle Lobe Syndrome (Right Middle Lobe Syndrome)

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The middle lobe syndrome (MLS) refers to chronic or recurrent collapse of the right middle lobe and/or lingual of the left lung. The right middle lobe is relatively isolated, especially if a complete minor fissure is present. One theory for cases without obstruction is that loss of collateral ventilation results in atelectasis.

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