Empyema

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: CT

CT of the chest demonstrates a very large right sided pleural collection with thickened surrounding pleura (the so called split pleura sign) and multiple gas bubbles. The adjacent lung is compressed an collapsed.

The findings are consistent with an empyema.

Modality: Annotated image

Split pleura sign. 

Modality: Photo

Typical viscous pus from a pleural empyema (Image from a different patient, but with identical clinical features and diagnosis.  Dr Ian Bickle)

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Case Information

rID: 8562
Case created: 11th Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Tag: pleura
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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