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Hydropneumothorax and abdominal discomfort

    Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • An 87-year-old man was referred for CT for re-evaluation of lung pneumonia and
      hydropneumothorax caused by drainage of pleural effusion.

    • His medical history included bloating, tenderness and discomfort in the lower left abdomen, but
      no surgical operations.

    • Laboratory tests gave normal results.
    • Unenhanced CT of the chest and abdomen was performed