hyperlucent lung

hy·per·lu·cent lung

the radiographic finding that a lung or portion thereof is less dense than normal, as from air trapping by a bronchial foreign body, asymmetric emphysema, or decreasing blood flow. See: unilateral hyperlucent lung.

hy·per·lu·cent lung

(hī'pĕr-lū'sĕnt lŭng)
The radiographic finding that a lung or portion thereof is less dense than normal, e.g., from air trapping by a bronchial foreign body, asymmetric emphysema, or decreasing blood flow.
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The chest radiograph of patients with UAPA typically shows asymmetric lung fields, with an ipsilateral small hemithorax holding a hyperlucent lung (1, 8).
Utility of ventilation and perfusion scan in the diagnosis of young military recruits with an incidental finding of hyperlucent lung.
In 1953, Swyer and James (1) described unilateral, hyperlucent lung syndrome in a 6-year-old boy.