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Divulging the Pandora Box: A Case Series of Abnormal Chest X-ray in Asymptomatic Patients

Jerin Paul P, Suresh Kumar D, Srinivasan R

Keywords : Asbestosis, Asymptomatic patients, Case report, Chest X-ray, Pneumoconiosis, Sarcoidosis, Silicosis, X-ray artifact

Citation Information : P JP, D SK, R S. Divulging the Pandora Box: A Case Series of Abnormal Chest X-ray in Asymptomatic Patients. Indian J Respir Care 2023; 12 (4):362-365.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1072

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 18-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Chest X-ray is a rapid, noninvasive, and easily accessible diagnostic tool to diagnose chest diseases. We are presenting five cases of abnormal chest X-rays in asymptomatic patients. First is a case of classical hilar adenopathy with parenchymal infiltrates in stage two sarcoidosis. Second case is an abnormal chest X-ray due to hair plait artifact. Third and fourth cases carry evidence of pneumoconiosis in apparently normal patient. Fifth patient had abnormal chest X-ray due to extrapulmonary cause of Morgagni hernia. Although chest X-ray plays an important role in diagnosis of various diseases, proper history taking and clinical examination are mandatory before landing up in a diagnosis.

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