Anterior and posterior junctional lines (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Abdominal pain ?perforation

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Normal chest x-ray displaying anterior and posterior junctional lines. 

  • red line = posterior junctional line
  • blue line = anterior junctional line

Case Discussion

Junctional lines are the result of pleural reflections and are seen on 30-40% of chest x-rays. 

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Case information

rID: 25419
Published: 24th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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