Plombage (lucite spheres)

Case contributed by Dr David Clemo Steel
Modality: X-ray

Round lucencies in left hemithorax, overlying the left upper lung zone, are compatible with lucite sphere plombage. This is an older strategy to treat tuberculosis before more effective anti-TB medications were developed.

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Case Information

rID: 35019
Case created: 19th Mar 2015
Last edited: 13th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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