Pulmonary abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: X-ray

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Modality: CT

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Case Discussion

Chest x-ray of a 65 year old woman, immunocompromised as a result of Crohn disease, demonstrates a large left sided pulmonary cavity with a small dependent air-fluid level. The wall is relatively thin.

CT confirms the abnormality as well as demonstrates extensive adjacent and separate areas of consolidation. Small pleural effusions are also present. Findings are in keeping with a large pulmonary abscess

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case Information

rID: 8533
Case created: 9th Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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