Central Line: Kink in a Central Line in the Right Subclavian Central Line: Kink in a Central Line in the Right Subclavian

Findings: This patient has a right subclavian central line with the tip at the SVC-right atrial junction. Kinking of a...

Central Line: Misplaced Central lin in the Right Vertebral Artery Central Line: Misplaced Central lin in the Right Vertebral Artery

Findings: An appropriately placed right subclavian line tip should be in the SVC pointing caudad. The right subclavian line...

Central Line: Misplaced Central Line in the Contralateral Brachiocephalic Vein Central Line: Misplaced Central Line in the Contralateral Brachiocephalic Vein

Findings: A left subclavian central line should be positioned with the tip in the SVC pointing caudad. This left subclavian...

Central Venous Line (CVL): Fractured CVL and Retrieval on Plain Film Central Venous Line (CVL): Fractured CVL and Retrieval on Plain Film

Findings: Presentation CXR: This patient demonstrates a fractured line fragment in the heart. Retrieval CXR: The fracture...

Chest Tube: Misplaced Chest Tube in the Mediastinum Chest Tube: Misplaced Chest Tube in the Mediastinum

Findings: On frontal CXR, the chest tube tip is superimposed over the mediastinum. The mediastinum appears widened. On chest...

Denver Shunt: Fractured Denver Shunt on Plain Film Denver Shunt: Fractured Denver Shunt on Plain Film

Findings: There is a fracture in the Denver shunt as demonstrated.   Discussion: A Denver shunt is a peritoneal...

Diaphragmatic Rupture with Nasogastric Tube Displacement on Plain Film and CT Scans Diaphragmatic Rupture with Nasogastric Tube Displacement on Plain Film and CT Scans

Findings: This patient presents with an abnormal position of a nasogastric tube (NGT) overlying the left hemithorax. This...

Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Misplaced ETT in the Left Mainstem Bronchus Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Misplaced ETT in the Left Mainstem Bronchus

Findings: ETT tip should be in the trachea, 5-7cm above the carina. This ETT tip is in the left mainstem bronchus. The right...

Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Misplaced ETT in the Right Mainstem Bronchus Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Misplaced ETT in the Right Mainstem Bronchus

Findings: ETT tip should be in the trachea, 5-7 cm above the carina. This ETT tip is in the right mainstem bronchus. The...

Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Superiorly Misplaced ETT Endotracheal Tube (ETT): Superiorly Misplaced ETT

Findings: The ETT tip should be in the trachea, 5-7 cm above the carina. With flexion and extension of the head, the ETT tip...

 
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