This lateral soft tissue neck x-ray is from a 35 year old with fever, neck pain and difficulty swallowing. What two radiological signs can be observed? Thanks to Dr. Shailesh Ganasegaram for the image.
A young obese woman with asthma prsents with tachypnoea, tachycardia and a low grade temperature (on antibiotics) 1. Acute compensated respiratory alkalosis Additional high anion gap (35.5) mild hypokalaemia elevated lactate 2. Hyperventilation causing respiratory alkolosis and hpokalaemia (shift), indicates … Continue reading
The frontal knee x-ray shows an elliptical fragment of bone lying next to the lateral tibial plateau; this is known as a Segond fracture. The HBL view shows knee joint effusion. Segond fracture may be a small avulsion fracture but it … Continue reading
A 28 year old obese female presents to your ED with shortness of breath. She is a known asthmatic with three previous hospital admissions for her asthma. She complains of a sore throat and is currently on a course of … Continue reading
The following right knee x-rays are from a 16 year old with knee pain and swelling following a twisting injury to the knee. What can be seen?
The chest x-rays show pneumomediastinum. The expiratory chest x-ray also shows a continuous diaphragm sign due to the mediastinal air. There is peri bronchial thickening. There is no pneumothorax or air space consolidation. This patient was managed conservatively.