Pleural empyema

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
X-ray

Chest x-ray

Chest x-ray demonstrates multiple air fluid levels in the lower part of the right hemithorax. This is associated with patchy areas of consolidation, possibly with areas of cavitation. The left side is unremarkable. 

CT

CT chest

CT demonstrates a large sub-pulmonic collection with consolidation of the compressed lung above. 

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Case information

rID: 15389
Case created: 13th Oct 2011
Last edited: 1st Jun 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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