Absent breast shadow (mastectomy) on 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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Case information

rID: 6851
Published: 23rd Aug 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Breast, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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