Mach effect - mimicking pneumomediastinum

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

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
Published: 24th Nov 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded