Case of the Week: February 20-February 27, 2004

Newborn.

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Case Details

Air extending across the mediastinum-arrow Air outlining the thymus - arrowhead

Answer

Diagnosis: PNEUMOMEDIASTINUM

Thymus is an anterior mediastinal structure and air outlining it is a sign of pneumomediastinum and not pneumothorax.

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