Hyperlucent left hemithorax

Case contributed by Jack Ren

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Non-symptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Frontal CXR with increase lucency of the left hemithorax. No pneumothorax. Vasculature appears normal. Right side appears normal 

Case Discussion

This patient had a left arm amputation, not included on the film. The hyperlucency in this case is due to atrophy of the pectoral musculature. 

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Case Information

rID: 24638
Case created: 1st Sep 2013
Last edited: 10th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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