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C. COMMON CLINICAL SCENARIOS

C. COMMON CLINICAL SCENARIOS

Hypertranslucency

  1. Assess for rotation.
  2. Are the chest wall soft tissue asymmetric?
  3. What pathology is present?

White-out

  1. Effusion: mediastinum displaced to the contralateral side.
  2. Lung collapse: mediastinum displaced to the ipsilateral side.
  3. Effusion + lung collapse: no displacement of the mediastinum.


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REFERENCES

1. Goodman, L. and Felson, B. (2015). Felson's principles of chest roentgenology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Saunders.
2. Dähnert W. Radiology Review Manual. LWW. (2011) ISBN:1609139437. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
3. Elizabeth Puddy, Catherine Hill; Interpretation of the chest radiograph, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1 June 2007, Pages 71–75, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkm014

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