Swan-Ganz sheath and pacing wires

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Post coronary artery graft surgery (CAGS)

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The Swan-Ganz catheter sheath remains in situ. Sternotomy wires and prosthetic mitral valve are again noted. Temporary pacing wires noted.

There is persisting bilateral consolidation that is largely unchanged in appearance when compared to the chest x-ray performed earlier today. There is a tiny right apical pneumothorax. No large pleural effusions.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of a post-CAGS chest x-ray with some lines remaining. 

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Case information

rID: 29362
Case created: 19th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Oct 2017
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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