Normal chest (radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts

Presentation

Chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The lungs are clear, no pneumothorax.  The cardiopericardial silhouette and mediastinal contours are normal. Normal skeleton.

Case Discussion

Those presenting with chest pain could have a pneumothorax, hiatus hernia, pneumopericardium, or have no radiological findings.  Rib fractures in isolation should not be assessed with a chest radiograph.

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Case information

rID: 80405
Published: 22nd Jul 2020
Last edited: 11th Oct 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: St. Paul's Hospital

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