Pulmonary abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard




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
Published: 9th Feb 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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