Subcutaneous seroma after diagnostic thoracentesis

Chia-Hung Chen; Chih-Yen Tu
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p345
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 72-year-old woman with progressive swelling of the right posterior chest wall which has been present for two days after diagnostic thoracentesis. It states that computed tomography of the chest observed a mass in the right lower lung of the patient and with fluid accumulation consistent with subcutaneous seroma. It adds that the patient has underwent chemotherapy leading for her recovery.


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