Loculated pleural effusion

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Shortness of breath and central chest pain.

X-ray

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CT

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Case Discussion

The clinical picture was that of acute coronary syndrome and the cause for the right basal opacification was not certain.  

Subsequent coronary CT confirmed that the cause for the patient's symptoms was an LAD stenosis and the right basal opacification was due to a loculated pleural effusion.

Further questioning revealed previous thoracic surgery to remove a right basal lesion that turned out to be benign.  Retrospective review with appropriate windowing and magnfication revealed 

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Case information

rID: 13255
Case created: 18th Mar 2011
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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