Left ventricular enlargement on chest radiography (diagrams)

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

Dilatation of the left ventricle results to lateral and downward displacement of the cardiac apex on frontal chest radiographs. 

Left ventricular hypertrophy usually results to rounded appearance of the cardiac apex.

On lateral view, left ventricular enlargement manifests as posterior displacement of the left ventricular margin.

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Case information

rID: 46469
Case created: 5th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Dec 2016
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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