Epicardial fat pad simulating right middle lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Febrile.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Triangular opacity on the lateral projection reflecting a large right epicardial fat pad simulating right middle lobe collapse. 

Case Discussion

The patient also had tonsillitis (presumed cause of fever) and a subsequent CT was normal. 

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