Great example of a pleural effusion

June 10, 2013

Chest XR, Non-Trauma, Respiratory, XR

This patient came in dyspenic, has a history of metastatic lung cancer:

Pleural effusion

This is a good example of a pleural effusion.  The upright chest xray shows a fluid level on the right representing a large right pleural effusion.  The patient had a therapeutic thoracentesis and felt much better.

Author:  Russell Jones, MD

Image Contributor:  Carieann Drenten, MD

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