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A Chest X-Ray Image: Total Opacification of the Hemithorax

Altun, Armagan MD, FESC; Erdogan, Okan MD, FESC

doi: 10.1097/01.crd.0000089526.05199.04
Original Articles

The authors describe a patient with a unilateral total lung opacification that was later resolved by bronchial lavage. Either a mechanical obstruction to the bronchus caused by endotracheal tube or mucous plug may be responsible for this chest x-ray image.

From the Institution Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

Reprints: Armagan Altun, MD, FESC, Kocasinan Mah Celik-6 Yesilkosk Apt D:5, 22030 Edirne, Turkey. E-mail:

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