Saturday, November 16, 2019

Radiologic features seen in pulmonary emphysema mnemonic


Radiologic features seen in a case of pulmonary emphysema (Chest X-ray PA view):
mnemonic: PSTR-ANTR

- Prominent pulmonary artery shadows in the hilum
- Spaces, inflated thin-walled ( bullae formation)
- Translucent lung fields
- Ribs, widely placed and more horizontal

- Absence of peripheral vascular markings
- Narrow and Tubular heart
- Reduced level of diaphragm (low-set and flat)

Chest X-ray Lateral view: Large retrosternal translucency!

That's all
Hope it helps.
- Jaskunwar Singh

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