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Tuesday
Feb142017

February 2017 Imaging Case of the Month

Michael B. Gotway, MD

 

Department of Radiology

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona USA

 

Clinical History: A 49-year-old man presented with complaint of slow worsening of shortness of breath over a period of several months. He was otherwise healthy with no significant past medical history.

Laboratory data, include white blood cell count, coagulation profile, and serum chemistries were within normal limits. Oxygen saturation on room air was 94%.

Frontal and lateral chest radiographs (Figure 1) were performed.

Figure 1. Frontal (A) and lateral (B) chest radiography.

Which of the following statements regarding the chest radiograph is most accurate? (Click on the correct answer to proceed to the second of nine pages)

  1. Frontal and lateral chest radiography shows a right paratracheal mass
  2. Frontal and lateral chest radiography shows basal reticulation suggesting possible fibrotic disease
  3. Frontal and lateral chest radiography shows left-sided lung nodules
  4. Frontal and lateral chest radiography shows lobulated left-sided pleural disease
  5. Frontal and lateral chest radiography shows numerous small nodules

Cite as: Gotway MB. February 2017 imaging case of the month. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2017;14(2):73-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.13175/swjpcc020-17 PDF

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