Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week

The Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week is posted online weekly and used as an educational tool for medical students, house staff, faculty and other members of the medical community in the nation and throughout the world.

This week’s case

July 7-July 14, 2021

Case Details

62-year-old man with chest discomfort, productive cough, weight loss

Which one of the following diagnoses Best explains the imaging findings?

A. Lung abscess B. Post-operative complication C. Gas-forming lung infection D. Bronchopleural fistula E. Empyema Necessitatis

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VCU Department of Thoracic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center