This Case Is A Pain In The Back: A Patient With An Uncommon Cause Of Low Back Pain - Page #3

Lab Studies:
WBC 21.0
Hemoglobin 10.6
MCV 82
Platelets 743
BMP unremarkable
D Dimer 1.68
Troponin 0.03
Urinalysis unremarkable

Other Studies:
EKG: Sinus tachycardia
Chest x-ray: Case Photo #1Left lower lobe dense opacification
CT PE protocol: Case Photo #2consolidation of left lower lobe, moderate left sided pleural effusion, no pulmonary embolism
CT: abdomen/pelvis: Case Photo #3, Case Photo #4Large left flank abscess involving paraspinal musculature that breaks into retroperitoneum and displaces the left kidney

General Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Physical Therapy

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