Empyema: gross pathology

Case contributed by Dr Yale Rosen
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Autopsy specimen of the contents of the chest viewed from behind demonstrates encasement of the left lung by thick purulent exudate which is characteristic of  empyema

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Autopsy specimen of the contents of the chest viewed from behind demonstrates encasement of the left lung by thick purulent exudate which is characteristic of  empyema

Author: Yale Rosen, M.D.

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Case information

rID: 8622
Case created: 17th Feb 2010
Last edited: 5th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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