Last chance for 25% off our online courses and all-access passes! EXPLORE OUR LIBRARY

Pulmonary contusion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Severe MVA trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male

CT Chest

Multiple coalescent foci of parenchymal opacification associated with surrounding ground-glass opacification involving the superior segment of the right inferior lobe, the middle lobe, the right superior lobe and the apical segment of the left upper lobe. There is also a mild pneumothorax surrounding the latter. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates diffuse areas of interstitial and/or alveolar lung injury without any frank laceration, in keeping with pulmonary contusion. The main radiological differential is done with aspiration pneumonia

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 40112
Published: 13th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.