Left lower lobe consolidation

Case contributed by Alejandro Planas Callao
Diagnosis certain


Fever and mucous expectoration.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Increased retrocardiac density with air bronchogram and partial obscuration of the lower descending aortic contour. Normal left heart border.

The lateral view shows increased density over the lower thoracic vertebral bodies, with an air bronchogram and obscuration of the posterior left hemidiaphragm.

Case Discussion

Findings in keeping with left lower lobe consolidation.

Low-risk community-acquired pneumonia was diagnosed (FINE I, CURB 65 0). The patient was discharged with antibiotic treatment and progressed favourably.

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