Effect of expiration on the mediastinum

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Apparent superior mediastinal widening evident on the expiratory phase.

A few CXRs as a stack

X-ray

Apparent superior mediastinal widening evident on the expiratory phase.

Case Discussion

This case nicely illustrates the effect of the respiratory cycle on the appearance of the superior mediastinum.

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