Right upper lobe pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fever, cough, chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Patchy airspace consolidation in the right upper lobe outlining the horizontal fissure with minor obscuration of the right superior mediastinum. Air bronchograms are noted. This has developed from prior chest x-ray (not shown) five days earlier, which was normal. 

Case Discussion

Consolidation can be localised easily on frontal x-rays with basic knowledge of the silhouette sign and lung anatomy. 

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Case information

rID: 30700
Published: 29th Aug 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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