Pleural empyema

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Loculated left sided pleural effusion extending into the oblique fissure.

Associated left lower lobe volume loss. 

Modality: CT

Loculated left pleural effusion that contains gas and with enhancing pleural margins. Associated atelectasis. Left hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. 

Case Discussion

The patient proceeded to VATS with a left sided empyema confirmed that required decortication. 

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Case Information

rID: 45289
Case created: 20th May 2016
Last edited: 28th Jun 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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