Left horizontal fissure

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Pain and swelling in left calf.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Normal cardiac silhouette and size, lungs are well aerated, no pleural effusion.

Old malaligned right mid-clavicular fracture.

Right lateral osteophytes in several consecutive thoracic vertebrae.

 Incidental finding of left horizontal fissure.

Modality: CT

Lung fields exhibit normal aeration and pulmonary markings bilaterally.

Incidental finding of left horizontal fissure.

Case Discussion

Routine erect PA and lateral chest radiographs were ordered, although had no chest-related complaints or a history of cardiopulmonary disease. Radiographs were normal, except for an old malaligned right mid-clavicular fracture and right lateral osteophytes in several consecutive thoracic vertebrae. Incidental finding of left horizontal fissure.

Non-contrast-enhanced CT (NECT) performed previously for protracted chest pain and fatigue revealed no chest pathology, but demonstrates left horizontal fissure nicely.

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Case Information

rID: 52234
Case created: 28th Mar 2017
Last edited: 21st Apr 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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