Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies

Presentation

Worsening shortness of breath on the background of asthma.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
  • Double density sign (double right heart border) - left atrial enlargement
  • Splaying of the carina
  • Right lower zone atelectasis and pleural thickening
  • Mild pulmonary venous congestion
  • Intact sternal sutures
  • Right shoulder prosthesis

Case Discussion

Characteristic double density sign (double right heart border) of left atrial enlargement.

Left atrial enlargement was subsequently confirmed on CT as the cause of the double density sign in this case.

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Case Information

rID: 44287
Case created: 15th Apr 2016
Last edited: 29th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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