Round atelctasis

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Known case of COPD presented witd exacerbation of dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 65-year-old
Gender: Male
CT scan shows pleural effusion associated with pleural thickening which indicates loculated and complicated  exudative pleural effusion in the right hemithorax.There are several peripheral bulla representing paraseptal emphysema in the upper lobes of both lungs.There are also centrilobular emphysematous changes bilateraly and fibrotic bands in the anterior segment of the right upper lobe. A round consolidation is seen at the lower zone of right lung which indicates round atelectasis.

Case Discussion

Complicated pleural effusion(empyema)associated with round atelectasis in a patient with a history of COPD.

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Case information

rID: 21135
Case created: 5th Jan 2013
Last edited: 12th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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