Pleural empyema

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


fever, dyspnea, pleuritic pain right

Patient Data

Age: 60

CT demonstrates mild right pleural effusion, small bubbles inside, with marked thickening and contrast uptake of the parietal and visceral pleura. Small mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Increased density lower lobe of the right lung

Case Discussion

Findings suggestive of pulmonary empyema, pleural fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 34200
Published: 17th Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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