Hemithorax Opacification

by Hetal Verma, MD

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    The lecture Hemithorax Opacification by Hetal Verma, MD is from the course Thoracic Radiology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Hemithorax Opacification
    • Pneumonia

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    1. Pneumothorax
    2. Pneumonectomy
    3. Large Pleural Effusion
    4. Complete Atelectasis
    5. Diffuse consolidation
    1. Congestive heart failure usually shows bilateral pleural effusion.
    2. Pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid outside of the parietal pleura.
    3. The mediastinum shift towards the side of the opacification.
    4. When completely opacified, the effusion forms a meniscus above the level of fluid.
    5. It is the most common complication in a patient with otitis media.
    1. The air entering escapes through the visceral pleura into the pleural space.
    2. The trachea shift towards the side of opacification.
    3. Some common differentials include neoplasm, mucous plugs and cystic fibrosis.
    4. There is complete obstruction of the bronchus.
    5. Visceral and parietal pleura remain attached.
    1. Pneumonia
    2. Malignancy
    3. Tuberculosis
    4. Atelectasis
    5. Massive pleural effusion
    1. Pleural effusion
    2. Pneumonia
    3. Atelectasis
    4. Pneumonectomy
    5. Mixed

    Author of lecture Hemithorax Opacification

     Hetal Verma, MD

    Hetal Verma, MD

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