Cardiomediastinal anatomy on chest radiography (annotated images)

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

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

Cardiovascular anatomy of the mediastinum on a frontal chest radiograph.

1. Left atrium

2. Left ventricle

3. Inferior vena cava

4. Right ventricle

5. Right pulmonary artery

6. Left pulmonary artery

7. Aorta

Cardiovascular anatomy of the mediastinum on a lateral chest radiograph.

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
Published: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 31st Jan 2019
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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