Anterior and posterior junctional lines on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Abdominal pain ?perforation

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Normal chest x-ray displaying anterior and posterior junctional lines. 

  • red line = posterior junctional line
  • blue line = anterior junctional line

Case Discussion

Junctional lines are the result of pleural reflections and are seen on 30-40% of chest x-rays. 

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Case information

rID: 25419
Case created: 24th Oct 2013
Last edited: 12th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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