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.

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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