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Case 57

Surgical Pathology Case

Clinical Information

A 76 year-old male with a history of asbestos exposure,  tobacco abuse and CAD was initially admitted to the hospital with complaints of shortness of breath for the last month, with it increasing in the last 1-2 weeks. A chest CT demonstrated a large left sided pleural effusion. Patient underwent thoracentesis and approximately 1900 cc of old bloody fluid was removed. There was a questionable mass seen as well on the CT. A CT surgery consult was obtained and a biopsy was performed.

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  HE, 10 HE, 10
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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan