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Abnormal screening chest radiograph in a 21-year-old male
  1. Ching-Hui Sia1,
  2. Jieli Kua2,
  3. Swee-Chong Seow2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre Singapore, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Swee-Chong Seow; Department of Cardiology; NUHS Tower Block, Level 9; 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228, Singapore


Clinical introduction A 21-year-old male with a medical history of scoliosis was referred for an abnormal chest radiograph performed on screening (figure 1). He was asymptomatic with good exercise tolerance. Blood pressure and heart rate were normal. The heart sounds were normal. The pulmonary examination was unremarkable. A treadmill test performed 3 years prior for atypical chest pain was normal. An ECG performed was also normal.

Question What abnormality is present in the chest radiograph?

  1. Dextrocardia

  2. Enlarged right heart border

  3. Mediastinal mass

  4. Prominent pulmonary vasculature

  5. Situs inversus

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