Lung abscess mimicking empyema on ultrasonography

M. J. Landay, M. R. Conrad

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Ultrasound has proved useful evaluating pleural-based opacities in the chest. The potential difficulty in distinguishing a pleural-based parenchymal abscess from a pleural fluid collection on the basis of sonography alone has been mentioned, but we are unaware of any reports documenting the problem. The authors report two such instances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-734
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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