TITLE

Images in Thorax

AUTHOR(S)
Bini, A.; Grazia, M.; Stella, F.; Petrella, F.; Bazzocchi, R.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Jun2004, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p544
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 61 year old man was admitted with acute breathlessness. A computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a pleural mass 20 cm in diameter occupying the whole right hemithorax and causing massive lung atelectasis, with the exception of a small part of the upper lobe. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a right pleural effusion with right hemidiaphragm and liver lowering without infiltration; the superior vena cava was displaced but not infiltrated. A CT-guided transthoracic biopsy specimen was negative so the patient underwent right posterolateral thoracotomy. A vascular peduncle was seen arising from the mediastinal pleura.
ACCESSION #
13599857

 

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