Chest pain, dyspnea and weakness

Body Region: Chest
Author: Michele Anzidei

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


1. Patient presentation

  • An 88-year-old man presented to the pneumology department with fever, chest pain, and progressive dyspnea and weakness over the past several weeks.
  • The patient reported having recurrent episodes of pneumonia in the previous months.
  • Chest radiography revealed extensive opacification of the left lung, suggesting lung cancer.
  • Contrast-enhanced MDCT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis was performed for further investigation.

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