Pneumomediastinum

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X-ray

Large amount of air noted in the anterior and middle mediastinum especially in the left paracardiac region. There is mild subcutaneous emphysema noted along the left lateral chest wall underneath the axilla. features are suggestive of pneumomediastinum.

Spinnaker sign: thymus is prominant and outlined by the air shadow is evident.

Sail sign of thymus is seen.

CT

Large amount of air noted in the anterior and middle mediastinum especially in the left paracardiac region. There is mild subcutaneous emphysema noted along the left lateral chest wall underneath the axilla. features are suggestive of pneumomediastinum

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Spinnaker sail sign

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Case information

rID: 11791
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 17th Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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