Chest pain, dyspnea, fever and hypoglycemia

Body Region: Chest
Author: Carlo Catalano, Rome, Italy

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


1. Patient presentation

  • A 77-year-old woman presented with chest pain, dyspnea, mild occasional fever and hypoglycemia.
  • Her medical history included chest trauma 10 years ago, but no surgery.
  • Laboratory testing revealed severe hypoglycemia and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    and white blood cell count.
  • Chest radiography showed complete opacification of the right hemithorax.
  • Multiphasic MDCT of the chest was performed to investigate further.

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