Apical pneumothorax on cervical spine CT

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

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

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

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

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.