Pleural empyema and splenic abscess

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Left chest pain and hypochondrial pain. Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Splenic subcapsular peripherally enhancing cystic lesion with intralesional air densities. Peripherally enhancing left lung encysted collection with relaxation collapse of the left lung. Lesions were drained, empyema and abscess confirmed. 

Case Discussion

Abscess of the spleen and lung empyema. The differential diagnosis of pleural empyema is lung abscess

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Case Information

rID: 14845
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
Case created: 30th Aug 2011
Last edited: 6th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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