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Case 13940

Trapped lung

Author(s)
Locklin, Jasmine N MD; Taylor, Susan D DO; Thomson, Norman B MD; Keshavamurthy, Jayanth H

Augusta University Medical Center,
Medical College of GA;
1120 15th St
30912 Augusta;
Email:sustaylor@augusta.edu
 
Patient
male, 63 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Presentation chest X-ray

    Posteroanterior radiograph of the chest demonstrates a large right pleural effusion with compressive atelectasis.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Chest X-rays following thoracentesis
     

    Inspiratory posteroanterior radiograph of the chest demonstrates smaller right pleural effusion with pneumothorax.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Biological effects;

    Expiratory posteroanterior radiograph shows no change of the pneumothorax when compared to inspiratory radiograph. Right pleural effusion is also unchanged from inspiratory radiograph.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Biological effects;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Chest X-ray following chest tube placement

    Posteroanterior radiograph of the chest shows interval placement of a right chest tube with successful evacuation of right pleural effusion, but no significant expansion of the right lung consistent with trapped lung.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Treatment effects; Special Focus: Biological effects;
     
     
Posteroanterior radiograph of the chest demonstrates a large right pleural effusion with compressive atelectasis.
 
Inspiratory posteroanterior radiograph of the chest demonstrates smaller right pleural effusion with pneumothorax.
 
Expiratory posteroanterior radiograph shows no change of the pneumothorax when compared to inspiratory radiograph. Right pleural effusion is also unchanged from inspiratory radiograph.
 
Posteroanterior radiograph of the chest shows interval placement of a right chest tube with successful evacuation of right pleural effusion, but no significant expansion of the right lung consistent with trapped lung.
 
 
 
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