Pleural mesothelioma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Elowaidy

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Shortness of breath

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Chest X ray

Modality: X-ray

Circumferential irregular pleural thickening within the right hemi thorax , very suggestive of pleural mesothelioma

Chest

Modality: CT

The CT confirm the rind like soft tissue density mass within the right pleural space associated with mild pleural effusion , multiple calcified plaques are also seen suggesting previous asbestos exposure, and suggesting it was the underlying cause.

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Case Information

rID: 25146
Case created: 8th Oct 2013
Last edited: 29th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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