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Acute aspiration pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Loss of consciousness and accidentally falls into pit of organic oil. Acute respiratory failure at admission

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male

There are multiple alveolar infiltrates in both lungs, which become confluent posteriorly forming a consolidation with positive air bronchograms. No pleural effusion or pleural thickening. Great distension of the stomach cavity.

Case Discussion

This case shows severe aspiration pneumonia after falling into a pool of industrial oil, the patient unfortunately died days later.

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Case information

rID: 33605
Published: 18th Jan 2015
Last edited: 20th Feb 2020
System: Forensic, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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