Bat wings - pulmonary edema

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Acute shortness of breath. Medical admissions patient.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Even allowing for projection the heart is enlarged.

Diffuse bilateral perihilar consolidation in a bat wing configuration.

Small left basal pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

The classical appearances of pulmonary edema with bat wing appearance of the perihilar regions.

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