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Phantom tumour of the lung
  1. Z Zia,
  2. N Mohammed,
  3. R Paw
  1. Emergency Department, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK
  1. Dr Z Zia, Radiology Department, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NGS IPB, UK; zerghamzia{at}

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Loculation of pleural effusion within an interlobular fissure as a result of congestive heart failure is termed a “phantom” or “vanishing” tumour. It is so called because of the characteristic radiological resemblance to a tumour of the lung but effective resolution with appropriate treatment. A 79-year-old …

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