21 yo F with pleuritic chest pain

Case and content by Lauren Brown, MD
Expert radiologist interpretation by David Godwin, MD


OBJECTIVE

CASE

21 yo woman presents with one week of new left-sided chest and mid-thoracic back pain associated with shortness of breath, chills and non-drenching night sweats. She denies weight change, cough, hemoptysis, or sick contacts.

CXR

How do you differentiate a mediastinal mass from an intra-pulmonary mass?


DIAGNOSIS AND OUTCOME

TAKE HOME POINTS

ADDITIONAL LEARNING

What is your differential for an anterior mediastinal mass?