Right middle lobe pneumonia (pediatric)

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


High fever, cough, dyspnoe, circumoral cyanosis, reduced oxygen saturation

Patient Data

Age: 2
Gender: Female

Initial CXR

Circumscribed consolidation overlying the right hilum (see key image), enlarged hila (key image 2), increased bronchovascular markings.


Control CXR two weeks later

Regression of the right-sided consolidation and hilar enlargement (see comparison image). Bronchovascular markings still moderately increased. 

Case Discussion

Typical presentation of right middle lobe pneumonia and diffuse bronchitis in children, with consequent enlargement of the hila due to lymphadenopathy. The pneumonia was successfully treated using broad spectrum antibiotics. 

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Case information

rID: 60277
Published: 15th May 2018
Last edited: 9th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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