Apical segment left lower lobe consolidation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Left pleuritic chest pain for 4 days ?pneumothorax

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Bulky appearance to the left superior hilar region on the PA image with subtle increased density in the expected location of the left lower lobe apical segment on the lateral image. Appearance is most in keeping with left lower lobe apical segment consolidation. No pneumothorax. 

Case Discussion

Fairly typical appearance of apical segment left lower lobe consolidation creating a bulky appearance to the left hilum on a PA image.

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Case information

rID: 41714
Case created: 16th Dec 2015
Last edited: 23rd Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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