Pleural empyema

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

fever, dyspnea, pleuritic pain right

Patient Data

Age: 60
Modality: CT

CT demonstrates mild right pleural effusion, small bubbles inside, with marked thickening and contrast uptake of the parietal and visceral pleura. Small mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Increased density lower lobe of the right lung

Case Discussion

Findings suggestive of pulmonary empyema, pleural fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis.

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Case Information

rID: 34200
Case created: 9th Feb 2015
Last edited: 7th Dec 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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