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Mass Location

Intraparenchymal vs. pleural vs. extrapleural


This diagram shows three locations that a mass can exist in the thoracic cavity.  

A = intraparenchymal 
B = pleural
C = extrapleural


CT showing a mass that is likely pleural based (red arrow).  Note the pleural effusion posteriorly.

Another CT showing bone destruction indicative of an extrapleural mass.

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