Radiology Review Chest Films and the Heart Part 2 MDFPR/UNECOM August 5, 2009 M. LaCombe
But first, a pop-quiz:
A blurry star, or…
A pretty green worm, or…
A nice toadstool, or…
Nice purple flowers, or…
Gee, the stars are out, or…
And this is…
Interns: Your first homework assignment, please?
And your second?
The preceeding film shows the pulmonary plethora of ASD pleth·o·ra [ pleth -er- uh ] –noun 1.overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance. 2. Pathology Archaic . a morbid condition due to excess of red corpuscles in the blood or increase in the quantity of blood. [Origin: 1535–45; < NL < Gk pléthra fullness]
The facial plethora of Cushing’s
The facial plethora of carcinoid:
The hemi-plethora of harlequin syndrome
A plethora of penguins
Actually, the correct term would be a colony of penguins (when seen thus, they are often referred to as a huddle of penguins
As in, an army of ants:
Or, a float of crocodiles:
A quiver of cobras:
Or a murder of crows:
What object, other than a water bottle does this look like?
It might remind one of a Minoan flagon or ewer (2200 BCE)
Or this Tudor flagon from the 16th C.
Or the bocksbeutel, the flagon-shaped German wine bottle characteristic of Franconia and of Würzberg
So, when you start seeing flagons, think pericardial effusion
That’s it for this week. Next week, August 12 th , more on chest xrays. In closing, what is this?
Yes, it is foxfire, a bioluminescent fungus
We’re not done. Bioluminescent fungi share an important light-making enzyme with fireflies. Do you know the name of the enzyme?
It’s luciferase, which gets its name from Lucifer, Bringer-of-light, the Fallen Angel
We’re done. Chest xrays on the 12 th and then on the 19 th …