Near drowning pulmonary oedema

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

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Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Widespread, bilateral airspace opacities in a young intubated patient.

CT

Diffuse ground glass and confluent airspace densities on CT, with subpleural sparing.

Case Discussion

This patient is post an acute near drowning incident. The case provides the typical appearance of, and allows for a differential discussion of causes of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema.

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Case information

rID: 16868
Case created: 26th Feb 2012
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2017
Systems: Chest, Forensic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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