Question:

Where is the most common location to find a pleural stone?
1. Subcarinal
2. Left pleural space
3. Right pleural space
4. Within the pericardial fat
5. Hilar





Answer:

The correct answer for the question "Where is the most common location to find a pleural stone?" is:

2. Left pleural space



Explanation
["The stones tend to occur on the left more frequently than the right, with approximately 75% being left sided [1-6]"]



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Bilateral Mobile Thoracolithiasis
Radiology Case. 2014 Sep; 8(9):16-20


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Bilateral Mobile Thoracolithiasis

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Abstract
Thoracolithiasis is the presence of one or more freely mobile pleural stones (with or without calcification) in the pleural space. They occur with a reported incidence of less than 0.1% and are benign and do not require intervention. Historically, they have led to unnecessary interventions - something unlikely in the era of multidetector computed tomography (CT). Thoracolithiasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a single or multiple, mobile peripheral pulmonary nodules. Here, we review the imaging characteristics of a rare case of bilateral mobile thoracolithiasis.






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