Normal chest (radiograph)

Case contributed by Dr Dai Roberts

Presentation

Chest pain? pneumothorax

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

No pneumothorax.  The lungs are clear.  Normal heart and mediastinal contours.  Normal skeleton.  

Case Discussion

Pneumothorax is a common indication for a chest radiograph and the lung apices are important check-areas during reporting. If demonstrated, the signs indicating tension pneumothorax should also be assessed, with mediastinal shift to the contralateral side to the pneumothorax as one of the main findings. 

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Case information

rID: 80406
Published: 22nd Jul 2020
Last edited: 24th Jul 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: St. Paul's Hospital

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