Subpulmonic effusion

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Lateralization of the diaphragm apex at the right side compatible with right-sided subpulmonic effusion.

Case Discussion

Lateralization of the diaphragm apex at the right side compatible with right sided subpulmonic effusion.
This is not true elevation of diaphragm but pleural fluid collection between lung base and diaphragm.

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