Pleural empyema

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Patient presented with fever, increased white cell count and suspicion of pulmonary infection.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Left sided pleural empyema

Case Discussion

Radiographs led to the diagnosis of left sided pleural empyema rather than pleural effusion or abscess.

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Case Information

rID: 20234
Case created: 7th Nov 2012
Last edited: 30th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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