Cavitating pneumonia

Case contributed by Townsville radiology training


Shortness of breath. On examination, right base dull to percuss, reduced air-entry bilaterally. Prior staphylococcus sepsis and pleural effusions.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral cavitating lesions  are present in the lower zones consistent with cavitating pneumonia.
Pleural thickening is noted on the right.

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Case information

rID: 18359
Published: 3rd Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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