Malignant Pleural Effusion Causing a Photon-Deficient Hemithorax

Ina Savitch, K. Jennie Chun, Leonard M. Freeman

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A 54-year-old woman had a history of small-cell carcinoma of the right lung and differentiated ductal carcinoma of the right breast. She had a lumpectomy and chemotherapy for the breast lesion, but the lung carcinoma was inoperable and was treated with radiation. A chest radiograph showed a large pleural effusion, which proved to be malignant. A bone scan requested to evaluate possible osseous metastases revealed an unusual, large photon-deficient area in the entire right hemithorax corresponding to the large pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-514
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003


  • Bone Scan
  • Lung Carcinoma
  • Photopenia
  • Pleural Effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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