Right ventricular enlargement

Dr Vincent Tatco and Radswiki et al.

Right ventricular enlargement can be the result of a number of conditions, including:

Radiographic features

Plain radiograph

Frontal view demonstrates:

  • rounded left heart border
  • uplifted cardiac apex

Lateral view demonstrates:

  • filling of the retrosternal space
  • rotation of the heart posteriorly
Chest x-ray
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Article Information

rID: 12942
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
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