Thoracic empyema (encysted)

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal

Presentation

Fever with chills and pleuritic chest pain since a week.

Patient Data

Age: 26 years
Gender: Female
CT

There is a mult loculated thick walled peripherally enhancing pleura based low attenuation collection noted in the left pleural space posteriorly with thickening of pleura and overlying intercostal soft tissue and erosion of adjacent posterior shaft of 5th rib. 

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Case information

rID: 44063
Published: 16th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: pm
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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