Pacemaker and brainstem stimulators (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking



Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

Dual-lead pacemaker with the generator in a left pectoral position. Bilateral generators and single lead deep brain stimulators. 

Suboptimal inspiratory result. Bilateral lung base atelectasis, with airspace infiltrates in the left lung base. Small left pleural effusion. Cardiomediastinal contours grossly unchanged since last week.

Case Discussion

One does not see 3 generators in a patient's chest that often.

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Case information

rID: 69096
Published: 28th Jun 2019
Last edited: 4th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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