Apical segment left lower lobe pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Productive cough for weeks

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Airspace opacification in the apical segment of the LLL in keeping with pneumonia. The pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contours are within normal limits. No PTX.

Case Discussion

Classic example of absent silhouette sign and using the lateral CXR to locate the consolidation to the apical segment of the LLL.

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Case information

rID: 38282
Published: 14th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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