Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No History

You are on your radiology elective and this chest X-ray is given to you. The clinical history box reads: "Patient in ED Bed 3. Have a nice day! -Craig."

Challenge: What's the finding? What's the likely clinical scenario?

Image shown under Fair Use.

1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

No History

The CXR shows air under the diaphragm or pneumoperitoneum, usually a sign of intraabdominal viscus perforation like a perforated duodenal ulcer. It is also seen if the patient recently had surgery.

Source: meddean.luc.edu.