Paediatric- Foreign Body AspirationCreated OnMay 6, 2020Last Updated OnOctober 26, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Paediatric- Foreign Body Aspiration < All Topics Table of Contents Chest X-Ray Hallmark: Lung volume DOES NOT change during respiratory Exaggerate the differences between the lungs during EXPIRATION The normal lung appear smaller and denser than the affected lung, due to the check valve mechanism. Affected lung appear overinflated and hyperlucent, with concomitant rib flaring and depressed ipsilateral hemidiaphragm Appear normal in ~35% Majority of foreign bodies are radiolucent. Increased volume & translucency of left lung. There is no air space opacification, collapse or pneumothorax, no mediastinal shift. *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.
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