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Зображення 01085. Mesothelioma of the pleura (lateral view)

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72-year-old male patient with heavy occupational exposure to asbestos. In addition, the patient had been smoking for 10 years, one package a day, but had stopped for 45 years ago. Initial symptoms included fatigue and a prolonged cough. Referred from primary care to hospital because of pleural fluid found in chest x-ray on the left side (see PA view [зображення 01084|Mesothelioma of the pleu…]). The x-ray shows a clear subpulmonary accumulation of fluid that ascends upwards at the back and along the lobe margin. There is also an interstitial streaky pattern in the left lung.

Picture source: Medimage / University of Turku. By courtesy of the Finnish Ministry of Education.