Hydropneumothorax and abdominal discomfort

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

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

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