A 67 year old man is admitted with ?TIA. Routine CXR.
Study and report the CXR. What procedure has he had?
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There is white out of the left hemithorax with pronounced mediastinal shift to the left and raised left hemidiaphragm. Right lung parenchyma is normal.
This man had a pneumonectomy 2 years ago for lung cancer.
As a general rule, never venture into a post-pneumonectomy space with a needle or drain, unless you are the surgeon that made it.