Left-sided SVC

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Post cardiac surgery. Difficulty ventilating.

Patient Data

Age: 3
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Right sided pneumothorax. Left-sided SVC. 

Case Discussion

A normal variant: Chest X-ray (AP view) of 1 hour old newborn baby shows herniation of bowel contents into left thoracic cavity through diaphragm with displacement of left lung and mediastinum towards right and resultant right lung collapse.

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Case Information

rID: 8036
Case created: 4th Jan 2010
Last edited: 6th Jan 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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