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Pleural effusion

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Short history of progressive shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Mild cardiomegaly.

Moderate right sided pleural effusion.  Right basal compressive atelectasis.

Left lung clear.

Case Discussion

A very nice example of a meniscus observed in pleural effusions, with the edge of the effusion tapering upwards at the lateral aspect.

In the erect position, this meniscus is the characteristic feature of an effusion. 


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Case information

rID: 50364
Published: 3rd Jan 2017
Last edited: 26th Aug 2020
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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