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Description:This AP chest x-ray revealed the presence of a right fibrothorax, which was thought to be due to a previous empyema.
An empyema, or pus-filled cavity located between the two pleural membranes, i.e., parietal and visceral pleurae, can give rise to fibrotic changes as the infection resolves, much like a scar formation, which appears as a denser area on x-ray.
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