Ginko leaf sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Left sided pneumothorax. Drain inserted.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male
X-ray

CABG.

Left basal pleural drain.

Extensive bilateral surgical emphysema in the chest wall and neck.

The air outlines the muscle striations in a ray-like fashion of a Ginko leaf.

Case Discussion

Bilateral Ginko leaf appearances due to extensive surgical emphysema.

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Case information

rID: 50314
Case created: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 1st Jan 2017
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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