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Pyopneumothorax

DuRocher NSD - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pyopneumothorax

History: 60 yo M brought in from outside facility after being on broad spectrum antibiotics x 5 days. The patients presents with severe dyspnea, renal failure, and hypotension. Soon after admitance, the patient progressed to frank Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Findings: An air-fluid level in the right hemithorax, with marked atelectasis of the right lung.

Ddx: Hydropneumothorax Hemopneumothorax Pyopneumothorax

Dxhow: CT and direct surgical visualization

Exam: Lungs: Decreased breath sounds throughout, more pronounced on the right side, with wheezing and rales in the left side. Labs: No organism identified from pleural drainage, which was serosanguinous and purulent.

No MeSH data available.


Axial image at the same level as the prior images, shows re-expanded lung after three chest tubes were surgically placed in the thorax.
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MPX1197_synpic46450: Axial image at the same level as the prior images, shows re-expanded lung after three chest tubes were surgically placed in the thorax.


Pyopneumothorax

DuRocher NSD - MedPix (2008)

Axial image at the same level as the prior images, shows re-expanded lung after three chest tubes were surgically placed in the thorax.
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MPX1197_synpic46450: Axial image at the same level as the prior images, shows re-expanded lung after three chest tubes were surgically placed in the thorax.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pyopneumothorax

History: 60 yo M brought in from outside facility after being on broad spectrum antibiotics x 5 days. The patients presents with severe dyspnea, renal failure, and hypotension. Soon after admitance, the patient progressed to frank Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Findings: An air-fluid level in the right hemithorax, with marked atelectasis of the right lung.

Ddx: Hydropneumothorax Hemopneumothorax Pyopneumothorax

Dxhow: CT and direct surgical visualization

Exam: Lungs: Decreased breath sounds throughout, more pronounced on the right side, with wheezing and rales in the left side. Labs: No organism identified from pleural drainage, which was serosanguinous and purulent.

No MeSH data available.