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Vol. 91. Issue 4.
Pages e19 (April 2013)
Vol. 91. Issue 4.
Pages e19 (April 2013)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2013.09.008
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Breast Nodule due to Empyema Necessitatis
Nódulo mamario por empiema necessitatis
Vicent Primo Romaguera??
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, Camilo Rueda Alcárcel, Alicia Chiralt Carrera, Juan Solá Carrascosa
Servicio de Cirugía general, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Valencia, Spain
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An 80 year old woman with a prior history of right pneumonectomy 40 years before for tuberculosis presented a tumour in the right breast of 3 month duration. On physical exam a 4cm nodule was seen in the external interquadrant line, that was painful and fixed to the pectoral muscle plane. Fig. 1 shows a collection in the breast parenchyma that communicates through the thoracic wall to the right pleural cavity. A diagnosis of empyema necessitatis was made and the patient was operated on by the Thoracic Surgery Department: a drainage was performed by thoracostomy. Bacterial cultures showed opportunistic flora.

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Diagnosis: breast nodule due to empyema necessitatis.

Please cite this article as: Primo Romaguera V, Rueda Alcárcel C, Chiralt Carrera A, Solá Carrascosa J. Nódulo mamario por empiema necessitatis. Cir Esp. 2013;91:e19

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