Lobar pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Naqibullah Foladi

Presentation

Fever and cough for a week.

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Male
CT

Chest

Axial CT images of soft tissue window demosntrate parapneumonic effusion in the left side.

Axial and coronal CT images in a lung window show left upper lobe consolidation with evidence of air bronchogram sign

Few patchy air space opacifications are also noted in the rest of the lungs. 

Case Discussion

The CT findings alongside the clinical history are suggestive of lobar pneumonia involving the left upper lobe with parapneumonic effusion. A follow-up study is recommended.

 

This case is also contributed by Dr. Mohammad Tahir Aien

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Case information

rID: 71035
Published: 16th Sep 2019
Last edited: 16th Sep 2019
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