Sunday, January 11, 2009

Right apical fibrosis?

Linear and curvi-linear shadows are seen in the right apical region. Is this right apical fibrosis?

Look again closely. The shadows appear to continue outside the lung fields into the lower neck region. This is not apical fibrosis but simply the patient's hairs that are dangling down into the right upper chest casting shadows mimicking right pulmonary fibrosis.

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