Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 129–130 | Cite as

Infra-azygous pneumomediastinum versus pulmonary ligament air collection: CT evaluation

  • S. C. Morrison
  • B. D. Fletcher
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A full-term infant developed a large collection of air posteriorly in the thorax. Computed tomography showed the anatomical distribution of this extraventilatory air and although, it did not conclusively differentiate between infra-azygous pneumomediastinum and a pulmonary ligament air collection, inappropriate needle aspiration of the air was avoided.


Public Health Compute Tomography Needle Aspiration Large Collection Anatomical Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. C. Morrison
    • 1
  • B. D. Fletcher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals of ClevelandClevelandUSA

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