Malignant pleural effusion due to metastatic breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


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Patient Data

Age: 70-75
Gender: Female

Large right pleural effusion. Large hiatus hernia containing a gastric air-fluid level. Right axillary clips suggest previous nodal clearance. Both breast shadows are present. Numerous mixed sclerotic and lytic bone lesions throughout the ribs and scapulae in keeping with mets. Pathologic fracture of the right posterior 4th rib.

Case Discussion

The patient had a known diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. The pleural effusion was progressing compared to recent CXRs.

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Case information

rID: 50299
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 21st Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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