Left lingula consolidation

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis almost certain


Fevers and cough.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female

Frontal chest x-ray demonstrates loss of left heart border consistent with left lingula consolidation. 

Six week follow-up


Follow-up x-ray six weeks later confirms complete resolution. 

Case Discussion

The silhouette sign is useful in chest radiography in localizing areas of consolidation. 

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