Breast air-fluid level (chest radiograph)

Case contributed by Melbourne Uni Radiology Masters


Postoperative X-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 54-year-old
Gender: Female

Chest X-ray

Air-fluid levels are noted in both breasts.

The lungs, mediastinum and pleural spaces are unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Air-fluid levels are seen in both breasts.

In this case, this was due recent to postoperative bilateral breast reconstruction.

Remeber: "where is the lesion before what is the lesion"

In chest radiology, an air-fluid level may be in the soft tissues of the breast, in the pleural space or in the lung.

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Case information

rID: 42657
Published: 3rd Feb 2016
Last edited: 21st Aug 2019
System: Chest, Breast
Tag: rmh
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