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Deep sulcus sign

Case contributed by Dr Paul Smith

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Shortness of Breath

X-ray

This is a supine film which demonstrates a deep sulcus sign at the base of the left hemithorax in keeping with a small pneumothorax.

Multiple rib fractures are present, on the left involving the 8th, 9th and 10 ribs. 

Case Discussion

This is a supine film which demonstrates a deep sulcus sign at the base of the left hemithorax in keeping with a small pneumothorax .

Multiple rib fractures are present, on the left involving the 8th, 9th and 10 ribs. 

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Case information

rID: 10885
Published: 29th Sep 2010
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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