Normal chest x-ray with diaphragmatic slips

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Blunting of the costophrenic recesses due to normal diaphragmatic slips attaching to the lower ribs. Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. 

Case Discussion

Normal chest x-ray with diaphragmatic slips. When the lungs are hyperexpanded it is important not to confuse blunting of a costophrenic recess due to diapragmatic slip for blunting due to a pleural effusion. 

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Case information

rID: 49228
Case created: 16th Nov 2016
Last edited: 16th Nov 2016
System: Chest
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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