Absent breast shadow - mastectomy (chest x-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Absent right breast shadow. 

Case Discussion

An absent breast shadow, indicative of a mastectomy, is a classic exam case and is often combined with other chest x-ray findings such as pleural effusions and lymphangitis carcinomatosis. 

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