60 yo F with shortness of breath

Original case by Brandon Fainstad, MD
Graphics by Yilin Zhang, MD


OBJECTIVES

CASE

A 60 year old woman with mucinous NSCLC and a chronic pleural effusion presents with slowly progressive SOB.


CXR following VATS drainage and attempted pleuradesis


Why did the lung not re-expand with appropriate drainage of her pleural effusion? 



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