Pediatric Radiology > Chest > Pneumothorax, Pneumomediastinum, Pneumoperitoneum > Pneumothorax


The following illustrates one case of a pneumothorax shown on supine CXR and confirmed by decubitis CXR, and one case of pneumoperitoneum confirmed on left side down decubitis view.


Supine CXR demonstrating a hyperlucent right heart border indicating a right anterior pneumothorax.

Right pneumothorax confirmed with a left decubitis CXR.


Supine CXR demonstrating hyperlucency over the anterior abdomen.

Left side down decubitis CXR confirms the free intraperitoneal air.


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