Case 4 Part 3



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1. How much pleural fluid is there? Is it serous? Serosanguinous? Exudative?
 
 
2. What anatomic space is being entered at 00:17?
 
 
3. The video clarifies the anatomy of the intrathoracic tumor. What anatomic structures is the intrathoracic tumor attached to?
 
 
4. Identify the cut surface of the ribs. Identify where the tumor penetrates the ribs.
 
 
5. Does the tumor penetrate into the heart?
 
 
6. Do you think you would find tumor cells in the pericardial fluid? Why or why not?
 
 
7. Revisit your answer to question 2 from the previous part (Case 4 Part 2). Do you think the patient has a multifocal tumor? Or one, irregularly shaped tumor?
 
 
8. What stage is this tumor?
 
 
9. Does the patient have lung cancer?




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