A radiographic case continued.
The physician gets a look at the lateral x-ray and sees the above image. He asks the patient about breathing or heart troubles in the past that could account for the incongruence of how well the patient looks and what was visible on the x-ray. The patient shrugs it off and says that he does often become short of breath on over exertion and gets colds more frequently. He acknowledges that he knows that his chest x-rays are different and that it has been there for most if not all of his life. “I just live with it.” He is not alarmed by what the physician shows him.
In light of this, what your thoughts on what this incidental finding is?

A radiographic case continued.

The physician gets a look at the lateral x-ray and sees the above image. He asks the patient about breathing or heart troubles in the past that could account for the incongruence of how well the patient looks and what was visible on the x-ray. The patient shrugs it off and says that he does often become short of breath on over exertion and gets colds more frequently. He acknowledges that he knows that his chest x-rays are different and that it has been there for most if not all of his life. “I just live with it.” He is not alarmed by what the physician shows him.

In light of this, what your thoughts on what this incidental finding is?

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  1. hereonspacemountain answered: air? pneumopericardium perhaps?
  2. dannahmercado answered: What’s it supposed to be? Can you please explain.
  3. on-the-loose said: Atelectasis!
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  9. sushibaker answered: this is so interesting! it does look like some kind of organ/liquid pressing down on his lungs
  10. behindthechart said: I still think it’s pneumopericardium. Can’t wait to find out though!
  11. lumos-123 said: nope, scratch that!! i dont know ;p
  12. lumos-123 answered: i know that im 100% wrong, but i feel like this is his liver, and its displaced!!!
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  14. becomingestel answered: pneumothorax
  15. thecoyone said: Dextrocardia
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