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A 51-YEAR-OLD white man with a 45-year history of smoking was noted to have an abnormality on a routine chest x-ray. He denied any history of cough, sputum production, chest pain, dyspnea, weight loss, weakness, or tuberculosis. There was no previous chest x-ray available for comparison. The patient's physical examination results were unremarkable. His chest x-ray is shown in Figure 1and a computed tomographic (CT) scan of his chest is shown in Figure 2.
1. Morgagni hernia
2. Right middle lobe tumor
3. Pericardial cyst
4. An anterior mediastinal mass
Hashmi S, Parandian B. An Abnormal Chest x-Ray. Arch Surg. 2002;137(10):1193–1194. doi:
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