Cardiomediastinal anatomy on chest radiography

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco
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1. Superior vena cava

2. Right atrium

3. Inferior vena cava

4. Aortic arch

5. Main pulmonary artery

6. Left atrial appendage

7. Left ventricle

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Cardiovascular anatomy of the mediastinum on a frontal chest radiograph.

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1. Left atrium

2. Left ventricle

3. Inferior vena cava

4. Right ventricle

5. Right pulmonary artery

6. Left pulmonary artery

7. Aorta

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Cardiovascular anatomy of the mediastinum on a lateral chest radiograph.

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Cardiovascular anatomy of the mediastinum on a lateral chest radiograph.

Case Discussion

An understanding of the cardiovascular structures that contribute to the normal cardiomediastinal silhouette is essential in chest radiograph interpretation. 

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Case information

rID: 46331
Case created: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 22nd Jul 2017
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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