Lobar pneumonia - CT findings
Smoker with chest pain, fever and cough. Clinicans are worried about CXR ? cancer
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Solid appearing left upper lobe without collapse including the lingula with patent bronchi (air bronchograms). Reactive mediastinal lymph nodes. Lung is so dense it has the appearnce of liver - so-called "hepatisation"
Community acquired lobar pneumonia is usually due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) or Haemophilus influenzae