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Title: Fibrothorax as a Sequlae of Induced Pneumothoraces

A 91 years old female presented with chest pain and shortness of breath after a fall. Chest radiograph showed a very large left-sided fluid collection surrounded by calcified pleura and collapse of the left lung (Figure 1). CT scan of chest with contrast revealed a chronic appearing increased density left pleural effusion contained within thick calcified pleura (). Upon further questioning patient reported that when she was 20 years old she had repeated punctures to her left chest to collapse the lung for the treatment of suspected tuberculosis. The air-filled pleural space eventually got transformed into calcified pleura with contained effusion. No further intervention was performed for this effusion as the patient’s symptoms improved. She did not have any symptoms before the fall.
Authors:
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  1. Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22504541
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Clinical and Medical Imaging; Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: 2376-0249.1000436; Copyright: (c) 2016 Bhagatwala K, et al.; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BREATH; CHEST; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGES; LUNGS; PAIN; PATIENTS; PLEURA; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; THERAPY; TUBERCULOSIS