Q: 1. Why is the minor fissure not usually visible on the PA chest view? show answer
Q: 2. Why is it visible on this PA view? show answer
A young woman is sent with a diagnosis of pneumonia.
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Consolidation of the anterior segment of the RUL and the middle lobe of the right lung. Moderate volume loss of the middle lobe.
Demonstration of Ben Felson's Silhouette sign.
On the PA view, the anterior segment consolidation is seen superior to the minor fissure of the right lung.
The silhouette sign is noteworthy because it is described when something "disappears" rather than when it "appears", as is usual in the rest of medicine
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