Pulmonary contusion

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Cyclist vs car @ 60 km/hr.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

There is ground glass opacity in the posterior right upper lobe and apical right lower lobe, non specific, but in the context of trauma is consistent with pulmonary contusion.

Case Discussion

Pulmonary contusion occurs as focal, non-segmental opacity and more commonly affect the posterior lungs. 

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Case information

rID: 34221
Published: 10th Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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