EURORAD ESR

Case 560

Macklin effect in blunt chest trauma

Author(s)
M. Wintermark, P. Schnyder
 
Patient
female, 43 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 25.10.2000
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.560
  • Section Chest Imaging
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Senior
  • Views 14835
  • Language(s)
  • Figure 1
    Macklin effect, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium
     

    The Macklin effect features a pulmonary interstitial emphysema, i.e. numerous aeric lucencies (arrows) contiguous to small pulmonary vessels on both lung fields

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Macklin effect, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium;

    A Macklin effect can definitely be diagnosed only when the chest CT allows for the identification of a triad bronchus-pulmonary vessel-surrounding air collection (arrows)

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Macklin effect, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium;

    Pneumomediastinum induces in turn a pneumopericardium, because of an air leak through a pericardial defect

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Macklin effect, pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium;
     
     
The Macklin effect features a pulmonary interstitial emphysema, i.e. numerous aeric lucencies (arrows) contiguous to small pulmonary vessels on both lung fields
 
A Macklin effect can definitely be diagnosed only when the chest CT allows for the identification of a triad bronchus-pulmonary vessel-surrounding air collection (arrows)
 
Pneumomediastinum induces in turn a pneumopericardium, because of an air leak through a pericardial defect
 
 
 
Home Search Sections Teaching Cases History FAQ Case Archives Contact Login Disclaimer Imprint Switch to MOBILE version
View desktop version