GENERAL RADIOLOGY

Chest Wall

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The chest wall is a complex anatomic structure composed of muscles, bones, joints, and soft tissues that make up the area of the body between the neck and the abdomen….

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Pleural Neoplasms

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The pleura may be affected by primary neoplasms or become involved by secondary spread of intrathoracic or extrathoracic tumors. Primary pleural tumors account for approximately 10% of all pleural neoplasms,…

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Pneumothorax

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Pneumothorax is the presence of air between the parietal and visceral pleura in the pleural cavity. It is caused most frequently by trauma or blunt or penetrating injury, which may…

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Benign Pleural Thickening

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Etiology Benign pleural thickening caused by fibrosis is the second most common pleural abnormality, the most common one being effusion. Pleural fibrosis has a number of causes and is the…

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Mediastinal Masses

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Mediastinal masses are relatively uncommon and include a wide variety of abnormalities of neoplastic, congenital, vascular, and lymphatic etiology that most radiologists encounter infrequently. Imaging plays a critical role in…

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Diaphragm

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Abnormalities of Diaphragmatic Motion: Diaphragmatic Paralysis, Weakness, and Eventration Etiology, Prevalence, and Epidemiology The diaphragm is the primary muscle of ventilation, and dysfunction of the diaphragm is an underrecognized cause…

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Mediastinitis

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Mediastinitis refers to a focal or diffuse inflammation of the tissues located in the mediastinum. The mediastinum lies between the right and left pleural cavities and extends from the thoracic…

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Pneumomediastinum

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Etiology, Prevalence, and Epidemiology Pneumomediastinum, also known as mediastinal emphysema, refers to the presence of free air or other gas in the mediastinal space. Pathologically, the major sources of entry…

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