The winking eye or winking owl sign refers to the appearances of the spine, when a pedicle is absent - almost always due to a bony metastasis. The usual appearance of the pedicles representing two eyes on the AP projection is lost, as one pedicl.
A lung abscess is a circumscribed collection of pus within the lung. They are often complicated to manage and difficult to treat and, in some cases, may be life threatening.
Lobar pneumonia (also known as a non-segmental pneumonia or focal non-segmental pneumonia) is a radiological pattern associated with homogenous, fibrinosupparative consolidation of one or more lobes of a lung in response to a bacterial pneumonia. Characteristically, there is homogenous opacification in a lobar pattern. The opacification can be sharply defined at the fissures, although more commonly there is segmental consolidation. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/lobar-pneumonia
Typical appearances of a pneumomediastinum and pulmonary interstitial emphysema in a young adult. The chest x-ray shows a good example of the continuous diaphragm sign. Asthma is the most likely cause.
The deep sulcus sign on a supine chest radiograph is an indication of a pneumothorax. In a supine film (common in the ICU), it may be the only indication of a pneumothorax because air collects anteriorly and basally, within the nondependent portions of the pleural space, as opposed to the apex when the patient is upright. The costophrenic angle is abnormally deepened when the pleural air collects laterally, producing the deep sulcus sign. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/deep-sulcus-sign
SARCOIDOSIS There is a widespread, predominantly reticulonodular pattern with relative sparing of the lung bases. There is widening of the right paratracheal stripe and a bulky left hilum in keeping with underlying lymphadenopathy.
A tension pneumothorax requires recognition and rapid decompression. Even if all you perform is a needle thoracostomy (e. intravenous cannula) inserted in the intercostal space in the midclavicular line you will save a life as you gain .
The first taken x-rays in the ED reveals multiple, partial dislocated rib fractures and a pneumothorax on the right side. After insertion of a thoracic drainage, felt necessary due to the multiple fractures, progressive shortness of breath and t.