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what does it mean when "the costophrenic sulci are sharp" on chest xray?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Normal chest: This refers ro the junction between the diaphragm and the ribs...A common place where fluid accumulates...Normally there is no free fluid within the chest and therefore this angle is sharp and clearly defined on chest x-ray...Good news!
Answered on Aug 12, 2020
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Radiology: It means the xray is clear and there is no evidence of common diseases such as emphysema and asthma.
Answered on Mar 11, 2020
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