Pneumonectomy

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Previous thoracic surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Complete opacification of the right hemithorax with associated volume loss.  The trachea is pulled to the right.

Clips at the right hilum.

Compensatory hyperinflation of the left lung with a degree of herniation into the right thoracic cavity.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a pneumonectomy.

In this case both the volume loss and surgical clips indicate this as the cause for the complete white out.

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Case information

rID: 62444
Published: 14th Jan 2020
Last edited: 14th Jan 2020
System: Chest
Tag: crh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Rotherham Foundation Hospital Trust

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