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Abscess of the spleen and lung empyema.

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Left chest and hypochondrial pain,

Patient Data:

Age: 43 years
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Modality: CT

Splenic subcapsular marginally enhancing cystic lesion with intralesional air densities. Marginally enhancing left lung encysted collection with relaxation collapse of the left lung.   

Case Discussion:

Abscess of the spleen and lung empyema. The differebtial diagnosis of pleural empyema is lung abscess

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