Figure 2

Blood was evacuated from the left pleural space, but a repeat frontal chest radiograph showed an obscure left cardiac border despite resolution of the pleural effusion.

While chest tubes were being placed, the surgeon noted the presence of an unusual lesion. A biopsy resulted in extensive bleeding. Once control was established, the incision was closed, and CT was then obtained to evaluate for occult injury.

See Figure 3. Return to Unknown 9.