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