Trapped lung

Case contributed by Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Right hydropneumothorax. Innumerable bilateral pulmonary nodules. ECG leads/dots overlies the chest.

Case Discussion

This patient has a history of metastatic cancer. They underwent a thoracentesis 5 days earlier, and in this context, these findings represent trapped lung.

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