Mitral valve replacement
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Right chest pain and cough
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There is a new small right pleural effusion, extending to the right horizontal and major fissures. The lungs are otherwise clear, other than minor right upper paramediastinal linear opacity consistent with post-radiation changes. There is no focal consolidation to suggest pneumonia.
Cardiomediastinal contour is normal. Mitral valve replacement, sternotomy wires and upper abdominal surgical clips noted.
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This case demonstrates a mitral valve prosthesis (CT proven - not shown).