Skin fold artefact

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith


Recent falls, decreased air entry at right base ? haemo/pneumothorax

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Inspiratory and expiratory CXRs.

Skin fold at the right base on the inspiratory study, which initially could be mistaken for a pneumothorax. However the air markings beyond this line and its resolution on the next study show it is not a pneumothorax.

Lungs clear. Healed bilateral rib fractures (left 6th, rigth 9th).

Case Discussion

Skin fold artefact potentially mimicking a pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 62107
Published: 1st Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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