CXR Case 011

27 year old male drowned in sea water; intubated at the scene; and transferred to emergency.

CXR CASE 011 LITFL

Describe and interpret this CXR

CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

There is bilateral airspace opacification throughout both lungs, sparing the apices.

*ETT, IJ line and NGT in situ *


CLINICAL PEARLS

Other causes of ARDS include: septicaemia, viral pneumonia, burns, trauma, hypovolaemic shock, fat embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, pancreatitis, oxygen toxicity


TOP 150 CXR SERIES



Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar |

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