Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Cirrhosis and multi-organ failure.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

ETT tip above the carina. NGT in situ. Right jugular CVL tip projected at the SVC/RA junction.

Diffuse bilateral and symmetric coalescent air space opacities which are less severe at the lung apices with numerous small rounded lucencies through out. Heart is mildly enlarged (although a supine projection).

ETT tip just above the carina. NGT in situ. CVL tip at the SVC/RA junction.

Diffuse confluent air space consolidation with a gravity-dependent gradient, numerous small cysts and bilateral pleural effusions.

Case Discussion

Features typical of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Case courtesy of Dr Nivene Saad.

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Case information

rID: 66478
Published: 26th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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