Pulmonary oedema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


MET call for chest pain and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female

Air space opacity most confluent in the perihilar regions and interstitial prominence. There is venous congestion and an enlarged cardiac outline. Bilateral small to moderate sized pleural effusions. Appearances are those of mixed alveolar and interstitial pulmonary oedema. 


Two days earlier

Chest x-ray two days prior shows venous congestion with upper lobe venous diversion and a small left pleural effusion but no significant alveolar or interstitial oedema. 

Case Discussion

An example of acute onset alveolar and interstitial pulmonary oedema with associated pleural effusions. 

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Case information

rID: 36687
Case created: 4th May 2015
Last edited: 30th Oct 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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