Lobar pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Cough, high fever and chills. Also, left side pleurisy.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male
  • Homogeneous opacification of the left middle lung zone with partly ill defined left cardiac border.
  • A few air bronchograms are also seen.
  • Reticular pattern at the left upper lung zone.
  • Obliterated left costophrenic angle.
  • Consolidation at the left upper lung lobe and the lingula, sharply confined by the left horizontal fissure, with a few air bronchograms. The left upper lobe shows reticulonodular pattern elsewhere.
  • Small left side pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the typical appearences of lobar pneumonia.

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Case information

rID: 50499
Published: 13th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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