Computed tomography of free pleural effusions.

  title={Computed tomography of free pleural effusions.},
  author={Mario Maffessanti and M. R. Tommasi and Patrizia Pellegrini},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={7 2},
Forty-three CT examinations of the thorax of patients referred for pleural effusion were reviewed. Both normal and thin irregularly thickened pleurae were associated with either neoplastic or non neoplastic disease. In these cases surgery, fine needle biopsy or pleuroscopy may be recommended, their performance being facilitated by the knowledge of the CT… CONTINUE READING