From the case: Thoracic empyema

CT
Axial C+ arterial phase
Modality: CT (C+ arterial phase)

- “ Split pleura sign can differentiate between emyema and lung abscess. Unlike virtually all other chest imaging, with a clinical concern regarding ...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Thoracic empyema - “ Pleural-thoracic empyema (commonly referred simply as an empyema) or pyothorax refers to an infected purulent and often loculated pleural effusion...”
  • Split pleura sign (empyema) - “ The split pleura sign is seen with pleural empyemas and is considered the most reliable CT sign helping to distinguish an empyema from a periphera...”

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