visceral pleura

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Rheumatic Lung Disease

History: 50 year old male with a history of rheumatoid arthritis presents with sudden onset right sided chest pain, shortness of breath, and hypoxia.  Given the history of rheumatoid arthritis and nodularity of the visceral pleura, this is likely a case of spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to a cavitating rheumatoid nodule. The most common lung abnormality … Continue reading