Parietal pleural changes in empyema: appearances at CT.

  title={Parietal pleural changes in empyema: appearances at CT.},
  author={Ruth J Waite and Rene Carbonneau and J P Balikian and C B Umali and Angelo Thomas Pezzella and Gerald Nash},
  volume={175 1},
The parietal pleura bordering pleural space collections was analyzed with computed tomography (CT) in 35 patients with thoracic empyema, 30 patients with malignant effusion, and 20 patients with transudatory effusion. Enhancement of the parietal pleura was present in 96% of the 25 patients with empyema who underwent contrast material-enhanced examinations. Of the 35 patients with empyema, 86% showed thickening of the parietal pleura, 60% showed thickening of the extrapleural subcostal tissues… CONTINUE READING


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