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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 315-316  


Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

Date of Web Publication7-Oct-2011

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Jyotsna M Joshi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Dr AL Nair Road, Mumbai-400 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.85745

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A 12-year-old boy presented with cough, chest pain and fever for 15 days. Chest X-ray showed left hydropneumothorax [Figure 1]a. Intercostal tube drainage (ICD) was performed which drained pus. He was treated with antibiotics, with which he showed improvement in symptoms. Computed tomography of the thorax was performed [Figure 1]b.
Figure 1: a: Chest X-ray showing left hydropneumothorax
Figure 1: b: CT thorax showing left hydropneumothorax, pleural thickening and hydatid membranes floating in the pleural fluid "serpent sign"
Figure 1: c: Hydatid membranes removed from the pleural space

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Q1. What is the likely diagnosis based on CT thorax?

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1.von Sinner WN. New diagnostic signs in hydatid disease; radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI correlated to pathology. Eur J Radiol 1991;12:150-9.  Back to cited text no. 1


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