shift

(redirected from mediastinal shift)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mediastinal shift: mediastinum, flail chest, mediastinal flutter, Tension pneumothorax
References in periodicals archive ?
In these patients, problems including polyhydramniosis, lung hypoplasia and mediastinal shift can be determined by USG (2).
Cardiac output, already reduced, is further compromised by the rapidly increasing intrapleural pressure, possibly causing mediastinal shift, cardiac compression and further reduction in filling pressure.
However, we do not agree with the authors regarding their diagnosis of Swyer-James Syndrome, but feel that it is more consistent with destroyed left lung secondary to pulmonary TB and compensatory left sided- mediastinal shift of right lung.
Untreated chylothorax compresses the ipsilateral lung and may lead to a mediastinal shift compromising cardiopulmonary function (5, 6).
Ipsilateral mediastinal shift can be seen secondary to encasement of the lung by a thick rind of tumor (8).