White-out right hemithorax: malignant pleural effusion

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Increasing shortness of breath - obvious advanced (neglected) right breast malignancy

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Large right pleural effusion with displacement of mediastinal structures to the right (key to plain film findings in chest white out (i.e. medistinum displaced away = effusion, displacement towards = lung collapse). Large distorted right breast cancer.

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Case information

rID: 19939
Case created: 24th Oct 2012
Last edited: 11th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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