Thoracoplasty

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Cough. Surgery for TB 64 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Prior left sided thoracic surgery.

Distorted left thoracic cavity with minimal residual left lung.

Right lung clear.

Consequential high riding left shoulder girdle.

Case Discussion

Classic, but now rarely identified, thoracoplasty undertaken for TB.  Antimicrobials were limited at this time for 'consumption'.

This elderly lady was a teenager at the time of surgery 64 years earlier.

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Case information

rID: 72262
Published: 9th Jan 2020
Last edited: 9th Jan 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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