Lung consolidation (mnemonic)

A commonly used mnemonic for recalling the features of consolidation is:

  • A2BC3

Mnemonic

A2BC3
  • A: acinar rosettes
  • A: air bronchogram/alveologram
  • B: bat-wing distribution
  • C: coalescent/confluent ill-defined "fluffy" appearnce
  • C: consolidation: diffuse, perihilar/bibasilar, lobar/segmental, locular/multifocal
  • C: changes occur rapidly
Edit Article Share
URL of Article

Article Information

rID: 9189
System: Chest
Sections: Mnemonics, Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary consolidation mnemonic
  • Drag
    Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert_accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert_accept Thank you for updating your details.