Cardiomediastinal outlines on chest x-ray

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Chest x-ray

Chest x-ray demonstrate normal cardiomediastinal outlines. No pulmonary or pleural mass identified. There is a minor degree of hyperinflation, which may represent a degree of underlying COPD. 

Annotated image


Annotated frontal and lateral chest x-ray with structures that account for the mediastinal outline labelled. 

Case Discussion

A thorough understanding of the structures which normally contribute to cardiomediastinal outline is essential in being able to interpret chest x-rays and localise abnormalities. 

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Case information

rID: 8470
Published: 3rd Feb 2010
Last edited: 28th Jun 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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