Metastatic Lung Cancer Presenting as Thoracic Empyema in an Old Patient.

@article{Tsai2014MetastaticLC,
  title={Metastatic Lung Cancer Presenting as Thoracic Empyema in an Old Patient.},
  author={Y-M Tsai and Yu-C Lin and T M Huang and Hung Chang},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          514-6
        }
}
An 83-year old male presented to the emergency department with productive cough and acute shortness of breath. Imaging, biochemical and microbiological studies of the pleural fluid indicated empyema. After antibiotic treatment and tube drainage, symptoms of the patient persisted and he received thoracoscopic decortication. His condition improved gradually… CONTINUE READING