Pulmonary septic emboli with complications

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

Presentation

IV drug user patient with fever and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 31
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Multiple cavitary lesions with surrounding parenchymal opacities are seen in both lungs.

Loculated pneumothorax with heterogeneous fluid collection is noted at the left hemithorax. Small pleural effusion also seen at right side.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent pulmonary septic emboli complicated by a loculated pneumothorax.

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Case Information

rID: 20852
Case created: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 9th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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