Inspiratory and expiratory plain films were acquired following removal of the drain. The patient did not report chest pain or dyspnoea following drain removal.
Significant improvement in the right pleural effusion is seen. Interestingly, opacification of the underlying lung is seen, with air bronchogram formation suggestive of consolidation. Differential diagnosis for these appearances includes re-expansion pulmonary oedema.
A small right-sided apical pneumothorax can be identified, along with evidence of pleural calcification.