Pleural empyema and subcutaneous abscess

Case contributed by Dr Ruslan Asadov


Fevers and chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20-25
Gender: Male

CT chest

Subcutaneous abscess and pleural empyema, also known as empyema necessitans. Also seen periosteal reaction of the ribs.

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Case information

rID: 10075
Published: 22nd Jun 2010
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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