Chest wall pain…

October 9, 2012

Chest XR, Devices, Non-Trauma, XR

This gentleman presented to the ED today with chest wall pain anterior L sided.  Pertinent history included a PORT placement 1 week ago.  Here’s his Chest Xray:

This is an example of a normal PORT (portacath) placement.  With a recent PORT placement, what complications can occur and specifically which problems are we looking for when we order a chest Xray?

To be continued later…

Comments are appreciated if appropriate!

Author:  Russell Jones, M.D.

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