Iatrogenic dense hemithorax

Case contributed by Dr Varun Tyagi

Patient Data

Gender: Male

This is an iatrogenic cause for dense hemithorax, patient came for a contrast ct head and the contrast was injected through the central line and it ended up in patients pleural cavity due to the abnormally placed central line.

Credits : Dr Pramod Shaha Prof

Case Discussion

In the case the opaque hemithorax is caused due to the contrast media which was injected ended up in the  left pleural cavity due to the abnormal placement of the central venous line.

As evident the homogenous opacity of the contrast media  is denser than bone which is generally not seen in the usual causes of a white out lung

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Case information

rID: 43202
Published: 1st Mar 2016
Last edited: 20th Apr 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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