Normal trauma chest and pelvis x-rays

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Trauma Series

Normal trauma series radiographs. 

Case Discussion

Normal trauma series radiographs. Note the apparent widening of the mediastinum and pulmonary venous congestion which are common normal supine radiographic appearances. Note the relatively central location of the trachea within the widened superior mediastinal outline which is a reassuring sign that there is unlikely to be periaortic haematoma. 

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Case information

rID: 31533
Published: 15th Oct 2014
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2017
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