Left upper lobe collapse

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

New-onset cough and fever from 5 days ago.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

Left upper lobe collapse and obliteration of left upper lobe bronchus

Scattered calcifications around the left upper lobe bronchus and within the parenchyma

compensatory hyper aeration of the left lower lobe

Scattered ground glass opacities at the right lower lobe basal segments.

Case Discussion

The RT-PCR COVID-19 assay was positive, so this patient was deemed to have COVID-19 pneumonia. The left upper lobe collapse was an incidental finding and seems not related to COVID-19 pneumonia. 

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Case information

rID: 83389
Published: 24th Oct 2020
Last edited: 24th Oct 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center