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Pediatric Chest Roentgenology: Recognizing the Abnormal

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(11):1101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130230079035.
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This book of nearly 300 pages is intended as an introduction to pediatric chest roentgenology. In chapter 1, the technique of the roentgenographic examination of the chest is illustrated and described, and complementary methods listed. The author prefers the routine of upright posteroanterior and left lateral views of the chest using the Pigg-O-Stat for most infants and uncooperative small children. The device was designed by Mr J. Pigg of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Disturbing artifacts produced by the holder margins are illustrated.

In the introduction, the author details the compilation of findings in 1,000 consecutive roentgenographic examinations of the chest over a summer and a winter; that the majority of the examinations were normal motivated his emphasis on "normal chest and borderlands thereof" (chapter 3, 99 pages). Although no new findings are described, among interesting points the author offers is an explanation for the superior extension of the "oblique line"


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