Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Male

Chest x-ray demonstrates the left-sided chest cavity to be volume depleted with thick pleural calcification in the lower half of the chest. Features are consistent with a fibrothorax. There is no evidence of previous thoracotomy or rib fractures. 

Case Discussion

In the absence of prior trauma or surgery the differential includes: 

The cause of this finding in this individual has been lost to the sands of time. 

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Case information

rID: 11076
Published: 15th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Jan 2020
System: Chest
Tag: cxr
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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