Trapped lung

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

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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Case information

rID: 40602
Published: 5th Nov 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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