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Gas in left shoulder joint (normal)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Cough and pyrexia for several days. Rule out consolidation.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Male

Mild peribronchial thickening, but no confluent consolidation or collapse. Incidental note of gas in left shoulder joint which is unlikely to be clinically relevant or significant.

Case Discussion

The lungs are pleural spaces are clear in this study - there is no evidence of consolidation.

There is a crescent of gas in the left shoulder. This is likely to be completely incidental and non-significant given the history and presentation. Is it not commonly seen in pediatric patients.

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Case information

rID: 27463
Published: 15th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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