CXR Case 018

50 year old male presents confused and hypoxaemic.

CXR CASE 018 LITFL

Describe and interpret this CXR

CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION

There is complete collapse of the right lung with tracheal deviation and mediastinal shift


CLINICAL CORRELATION

This is most likely caused by an obstructing endobronchial lesion such as a tumour or sputum plugging


CLINICAL PEARLS

Next steps in investigation would be a contrast CT chest and bronchoscopy.


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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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