COVID-19 pneumonia

Case contributed by Fadi Ali


Patient presented to the emergency room with increase blood pressure

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Patches of consolidations involving both lung fields, more significant at the lower fields and peripherally
Patent both costophrenic angles.

  • widespread areas of ground-glass opacities involving both lung fields most of them are of subpleural location associated with interlobular septal thickening, vascular dilatation, and subpleural bands
  • no pleural effusion
  • no mediastinal lymphadenopathy
  • incidental findings of a simple right renal cortical cyst, and T12 compression fracture

Case Discussion

The CT findings on this case representative by ground-glass opacities, interlobular septal thickening, vascular dilatation, and subpleural bands are almost typical features of COVID 19, with the absence of pleural effusion and mediastinum lymphadenopathy.
PCR was done for the patient after the radiology report advises, and the result was positive.

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