Apical pneumothorax on cervical spine CT

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male

This case featured in our 2016 Trauma Radiology Course which is now available to view online.

Modality: CT

Small right apical pneumothorax better seen on lung windows. No cervical spine injury identified. 

Case Discussion

Switching to lung windows on the inferior slices of a cervical spine CT can assist in detecting a small apical pneumothorax

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Case Information

rID: 45343
Case created: 22nd May 2016
Last edited: 28th Jul 2016
System: Trauma
Tag: frcr
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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