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Age: 9 months

Sex: Male

Indication: ?Aspirated foreign body

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Case #6


Findings

  • No radiopaque foreign body
  • Symmetric pulmonary expansion without evidence of focal air trapping
  • No pleural effusion or pneumothorax
  • Normal size and configuration of the cardiothymic silhouette


Diagnosis

  • Normal

Sample Report

No radiopaque foreign body. Symmetric pulmonary expansion without evidence of focal air trapping. If there is ongoing clinical concern for foreign body, consider lateral decubitus radiographs for further evaluation.

No pleural effusion or pneumothorax.

Normal size and configuration of the cardiothymic silhouette.


Discussion

  • Lateral decubitus radiographs increase the sensitivity for air trapping in cases of suspected aspirated foreign body



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