Mach effect - mimicking pneumomediastinum

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Mach effect is an optical effect at the margin between areas of slightly different density.
In this image mimics a pneumo-mediastinum .

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Case Information

rID: 20529
Case created: 24th Nov 2012
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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