Hydropneumothorax in a post pneumonectomy patient

Hydropneumothorax in a post pneumonectomy patient. Note the perfectly horizontal fluid line due to a true air-fluid interface rather than a fluid meniscus that would be typical of a pleural effusion in the absence of a pneumothorax. Also note the volume loss on the effected side rather than positive mass effect consistent with the lung having been removed.


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