The CXR shows densities along the anterolateral aspect of the right fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs (Fig. 52.2). This appearance is consistent with callus formation along the ribs which could be due to cough fractures. An alternate way to view the rib fracture more clearly is a right lateral oblique film.
Case 53. This middle-aged female presented with a one-year history of exertional dyspnea. Examination reveals clubbing, and chest auscultation revealed velcro-like crepitations. Her CXR is shown (Fig. 53.1).
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