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 paediatric patients.

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Case information

rID: 27463
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 12th Sep 2015
System: Paediatrics
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