Chest x-ray - an approach

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Chest x-ray performed during an assessment for emigration purposes.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

A normal chest x-ray

Normal chest x-ray.

Case Discussion

The chest x-ray is not rotated.

The chest x-ray is normal:

  • the trachea is central and the main bronchi are normal
  • both lungs are clear, as are the pleural spaces
  • normal cardiomediastinal contour and hila
  • normal bony thorax
  • normal soft tissues

Looking at the review areas, there is no pathology in the apices, behind the heart, or below the diaphragms.

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Case information

rID: 32551
Published: 1st Dec 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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