Chest Film Part 2

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Chest Film Part 2

  1. 1. Radiology Review Chest Films and the Heart Part 2 MDFPR/UNECOM August 5, 2009 M. LaCombe
  2. 2. But first, a pop-quiz:
  3. 3. A blurry star, or…
  4. 4. A pretty green worm, or…
  5. 5. A nice toadstool, or…
  6. 6. Nice purple flowers, or…
  7. 7. Gee, the stars are out, or…
  8. 8. And this is…
  9. 9. Interns: Your first homework assignment, please?
  10. 10. And your second?
  11. 48. 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]
  12. 49. The facial plethora of Cushing’s
  13. 50. The facial plethora of carcinoid:
  14. 51. The hemi-plethora of harlequin syndrome
  15. 52. A plethora of penguins
  16. 53. Actually, the correct term would be a colony of penguins (when seen thus, they are often referred to as a huddle of penguins
  17. 54. As in, an army of ants:
  18. 55. Or, a float of crocodiles:
  19. 56. A quiver of cobras:
  20. 57. Or a murder of crows:
  21. 64. What object, other than a water bottle does this look like?
  22. 65. It might remind one of a Minoan flagon or ewer (2200 BCE)
  23. 66. Or this Tudor flagon from the 16th C.
  24. 67. Or the bocksbeutel, the flagon-shaped German wine bottle characteristic of Franconia and of Würzberg
  25. 68. So, when you start seeing flagons, think pericardial effusion
  26. 83. That’s it for this week. Next week, August 12 th , more on chest xrays. In closing, what is this?
  27. 85. Yes, it is foxfire, a bioluminescent fungus
  28. 86. We’re not done. Bioluminescent fungi share an important light-making enzyme with fireflies. Do you know the name of the enzyme?
  29. 87. It’s luciferase, which gets its name from Lucifer, Bringer-of-light, the Fallen Angel
  30. 88. We’re done. Chest xrays on the 12 th and then on the 19 th …

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