Radiographic appearance of the chest after pleural space reduction procedures: construction of a pleural tent and phrenoplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Construction of a pleural tent and phrenoplasty are surgical procedures performed to reduce intrapleural dead space after partial lung resection. Both alter the radiographic appearance of the chest and may cause erroneous diagnosis including pneumothorax, subphrenic disease, subpulmonic effusion, diagphragmatic hernia, or diaphragmatic eventration. Radiologists should be aware of the potentially misleading appearance that these surgical procedures may present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, PC; Minagi, H; Thomas, AN

Published Date

  • August 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 231

PubMed ID

  • 409154

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.129.2.229


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States