Copyright © 2009 [Gerald R. Aben, MD MSU Department of Radiology]. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 08, 2009
Top 10 Chest Pathologies

 

Pleural effusion

 

Pleural effusion is a frequent finding associated with cardiomegaly as in this case.  Pulmonary vascularity is also increased.

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The black arrows denote the curvilinear density representing significant fluid at the right lung base.  There is likely a small amount of fluid on the left as well.