Normal chest x-ray with Mach effect

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Normal chest x-ray with quite pronounced Mach effect creating a perceived lucency outlining the mediastinum and hemidiaphragms. This is an optical illusion and should not be confused for pneumomediastinum

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Case information

rID: 48424
Published: 6th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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