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ASD closure device on chest radiograph

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Routine CXR

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Mediastinal contours are normal. ASD closure device well positioned. Heart size is normal.

Case Discussion

There are many ASD closure devices, but most have the appearance of a butterfly like this does. They are inserted via an endovascular route.

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Case information

rID: 56014
Published: 5th Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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