Pulmonary consolidation

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

History of dyspnoea associated with cough for 1 week.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
X-ray

Right opacified hemithorax with central position of trachea and normal position of the heart shadow.

The patient is mildly rotated.

Case Discussion

This is a case of right-sided consolidation, which is one of the stages of pneumonia.

The central position of the trachea is the clue to the diagnosis. 

An element of pleural effusion cannot be ruled out on x-ray but can be confirmed by ultrasonography.

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Case information

rID: 26919
Published: 14th Jan 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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