Ray Ballinger, MD, PhD

Straub Clinic and Hospital

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38 y/o man in skate board accident


chest plain technique

Publication Date: 10 November 2003

History and Images

38 y/o man in skate board accident.

inspiratory chestexpiratory chest

Findings and Diagnosis


This is a nice example of the value of an expiratory film to improve the conspicuity of a pneumothorax. The image below is the expiratory view with arrows showing the pleura. Also seen is an acute clavicular fracture on the right. No rib fractures are seen though there may be an occult one.