Infected emphysematous bulla

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland

Presentation

GP referral for haemoptosis

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Hyperinflated lungs. Large rounded mass in the right lung with an air-fluid level.

CT

Background emphysema. Large abscess in the apical segment of the RLL with an air-fluid level.

Case Discussion

Large emphysematous bulla with superimposed infection (abscess).

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Case information

rID: 19433
Published: 9th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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