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An Abnormal Chest x-Ray FREE

Syed Hashmi, MD; Bahman Parandian, MD
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Section Editor: Grace S. Rozycki, MD
From the Division of Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women' s Hospital, Boston, Mass (Dr Hashmi); Department of Surgery, St Agnes Health Care, Baltimore, Md (Dr Parandian).

Arch Surg. 2002;137(10):1193-1194. doi:.
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A 51-YEAR-OLD white man with a 45-year history of smoking was noted to have an abnormality on a routine chest x-ray. He denied any history of cough, sputum production, chest pain, dyspnea, weight loss, weakness, or tuberculosis. There was no previous chest x-ray available for comparison. The patient's physical examination results were unremarkable. His chest x-ray is shown in Figure 1and a computed tomographic (CT) scan of his chest is shown in Figure 2.


1. Morgagni hernia

2. Right middle lobe tumor

3. Pericardial cyst

4. An anterior mediastinal mass




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