Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 2, Number 2, April 2011, pages 48-50

A Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Developed in Chronic Tuberculous Empyema Following Therapeutic Extrapleural Pneumothorax


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Chest x-ray film on admission shows right-sided pleural calcification and osteolytic changes in the 5th and 6th ribs.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Chest CT scan on admission shows right-sided pleural empyema with calcification and a ring-enhanced tumor adjacent to it, which invades the thoracic wall and erodes some ribs.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. PET with 18FDG scan before treatment shows a crescent-like hot spot at the invasive site of the tumor to the thoracic wall.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Histological examination of the tumor revealed that atypical cells with enlarged nuclei and abundant cytoplasm formed a sheet-like solid nest with no apparent keratinization.