A case of pyothorax-associated lymphoma simulating empyema necessitatis

Yookyung Kim, Sun Wha Lee, Hae Young Choi, Seock Ah Im, Taehee Won, Woon Sup Han

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We describe a case of a diabetic man with a 40-year history of chronic tuberculous empyema presented with fever, chest pain and bulging soft tissue of the right chest wall. CT scan revealed a huge chest wall mass showing extensive necrosis with air-bubbles and destruction of the ribs. Decortication and extirpation of the chest wall mass were performed, and histopathologic examination confirmed diffused large cell type non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003


  • CT
  • Empyema
  • Lymphoma
  • Tuberculosis


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