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Endocarditis, chest pain and dyspnea

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

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

1. Patient presentation

  • A 52-year-old man presented with chest pain and progressive dyspnea.
  • His medical history included colon cancer, which had been treated with surgery and
    chemotherapy.
  • Echocardiography indicated endocarditis; blood tests confirmed the endocarditis and also
    revealed anemia.
  • Chest radiography demonstrated multiple opacities, some of which were partially cavitated.
  • Contrast-enhanced CT of the chest was performed to investigate further.