Acute aspiration pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

The computed tomography of the chest shows multiple alveolar infiltrates in both lungs, which become confluent to  posterior forming a consolidation with positive air bronchogram . Pleural effusion or thickening is not seen. Great distention of the stomach cavity.

Case Discussion

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

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Case Information

rID: 33605
Case created: 18th Jan 2015
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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