Multiple pulmonary nodules

Case contributed by Desiree Rassa Eshraghi


Tachypnea and shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male

PA chest: extensive bilateral pulmonary nodules are noted with some overlapping. The nodules are of varying sizes with sharp margins.

Case Discussion

The differential diagnosis of multiple pulmonary nodules is broad and includes infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic etiologies. Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma is a consideration in this young child.

Neither primary neoplasm nor pathologic diagnosis is definitely known in this case.

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C Chawla, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Attending Pediatric Radiologist
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center

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