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An 18-year-old male patient with a history of Hodgkins lymphoma came to emergency department with complaint of breathlessness. His respiratory rate was 26/min, room air saturation was 98%, heart rate 120. On examination, his trachea was shifted towards right side and there was decreased air entry on right lung. Chest X-ray (figure 1) and point of care ultrasound were performed (figure 2).
What is the tubular structure seen in the ultrasound image?
Septate pleural effusion
Arch of aorta
Answer C: Arch of aorta
The X-ray shows complete opacity of the right lung, suggesting it …
Contributors RC: data acquisition; manuscript preparation. SB: research design; revised the manuscript. AR: prepared the images and literature search.
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