Lobar pneumonia - CT findings

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Smoker with chest pain, fever and cough. Clinicans are worried about CXR ? cancer

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
CT

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"

Case Discussion

Community acquired lobar pneumonia is usually due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) or Haemophilus influenzae

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Case information

rID: 32998
Case created: 24th Dec 2014
Last edited: 13th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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