Thoracoplasty

Case contributed by Dr Bindu Kumar

Presentation

Asymptomatic

X-ray

Marked volume loss of the right hemithorax with shift of the mediastinum and elevation of the hemidiaphragm. The pleural space is calcified.

Note the absent first and second ribs, consistent with a thoracoplasty, presumably for the treatment of cavitary pulmonary TB

Case Discussion

Thoracoplasty on the right for previous TB.

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Case information

rID: 12873
Published: 24th Jan 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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