I really enjoy when some of the blogs I read post medical challenges for their readers, and I think I’m ready to start doing it from time to time here on my own. Because I’m currently rotating through radiology, I think it’s appropriate to begin with the interpretation of a radiograph.
You are the radiologist on call and are asked to interpret this chest x-ray of a 56 year old male who presented to the trauma bay after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bike home from work.
What’s the diagnosis?
A) Massive left hemothorax (blood in the chest)
B) Right pneumothorax (collapsed lung/air in the chest)
C) Right pneumothorax & left hemothorax
D) Left pneumonectomy (lung removed)
E) Ruptured left diaphragm
The answer will be posted in 24-48 hours, good luck!