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Case 606

Hemorrhagic bilateral pleural effusion as first sign of IgG myeloma

Author(s)
M. Asenjo, B.J. Anía, E. Redondo, A. Cabrero, E. Gómez-Nebreda
 
Patient
female, 51 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT scan of the thorax

    Bilateral pleural effusion without heart enlargement. A soft mass encircling the sternal body spares the sternal cortex and displaces the heart.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT scan of the thorax;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Smear of the pleural fluid

    Atypical cells with a plasmacytoid appearance and frequently binucleated can be seen over a hematic background (Papanicolaou stain 400x).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Smear of the pleural fluid;
     
     
Bilateral pleural effusion without heart enlargement. A soft mass encircling the sternal body spares the sternal cortex and displaces the heart.
 
Atypical cells with a plasmacytoid appearance and frequently binucleated can be seen over a hematic background (Papanicolaou stain 400x).
 
 
 
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