Bilateral nipple shadows

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Pre-op abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male


Heart size is within normal limits. Lungs and pleural spaces are normal. Bilateral nipple shadows noted.

Case Discussion

Nipple shadows are often seen on chest x-rays and can be easily confused for a pulmonary nodule or nodules. If there is any doubt the easiest method of determining whether opacities represent nipple shadows is a repeat chest x-ray with nipple markers

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Case information

rID: 27919
Published: 27th Feb 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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