Subpulmonic pleural effusion

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Presentation

ESRF. Fluid overload.

Patient Data

Age: 49
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a moderate-sized right basal and right subpulmonic pleural effusion. Sternotomy wires and loop recorder noted. Moderate cardiomegaly.

Case Discussion

Subpulmonic effusion is a pleural effusion that can be seen only on an erect projection. Rather than layering laterally and blunting the costophrenic angle, the pleural fluid lies almost exclusively between the lung base and the diaphragm. 

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Case information

rID: 34412
Case created: 18th Feb 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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