Post hemothorax pleural thickening and calcification

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


History of a car accident and left haemothorax 18 months ago, now describes chest pain and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

A small size of the left hemithorax with abnormal thickened calcified left pleura mostly a sequela of previous trauma.

Case Discussion

Pleural thickening and calcification occur on top of long-term inflammatory diseases, such as empyema, hemothorax or tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 52882
Published: 30th Apr 2017
Last edited: 1st May 2017
System: Chest, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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