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Chest Infections: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II |

An Empyema Not Seen on Traditional Chest Imaging: The Role of Thoracic Ultrasound

Jason Filopei, MD; Navitha Ramesh, MD; Lina Miyakawa, MD; David Steiger, MD; Paru Patrawalla, MD
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):130A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.139
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Empyema is a life threatening infection of the pleural space that requires timely diagnosis to ensure prompt antibiotic therapy and definitive drainage. We present a case of empyema undetected on chest x-ray and chest CT but found on bedside thoracic ultrasound (TUS).

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