Clavicle fracture (on chest radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Playground accident. Left sided chest pain. Pneumothorax?

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Heart size normal.  Lungs clear.  No pneumothorax.

Left mid clavicle fracture with cranial angulation.

Case Discussion

Check the periphery of the radiograph - this is a film edge abnormality.

This kind of image features in the FRCR rapid reporting examination.

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