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Hampton hump

Hampton's hump, also Hampton hump, is a radiologic sign seen on chest X-rays indicating pulmonary infarction and classically due to pulmonary embolism induced atelectasis.

It consists of a pleura based shallow wedge-shaped consolidation in the lung periphery with the base against the pleural surface. It is named after Aubrey Otis Hampton.

See also


  • Hampton, The American Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, 1940, 43:305.
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