Patchy right lower lobe consolidation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Increased shortness of breath and hypoxia.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Patchy opacity partially obscuring the right hemidiaphragm with preservation of the right heart border. The appearance in suggests partial right lower lobe consolidation (pneumonia). Background cardiac enlargement with prior surgery and pacemaker noted. There is mild venous congestion but no interstitial or alveolar edema. 

Case Discussion

An example of patchy right lower lobe pneumonia partially obscuring the right hemidiaphragm silhouette. 

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Case information

rID: 72513
Published: 27th Nov 2019
Last edited: 28th Nov 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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