Left atrial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient was scheduled for hip replacement and got her pre-op chest x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
X-ray

Aside from the dirty lung due to emphysema and pneumonic infiltration in the lower right field you can notice a marked enlargement of the left atrium with splaying of the carina.

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Case information

rID: 16536
Published: 26th Jan 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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