Round pneumonia

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso


Fever, shortness of breath, sweats, cough, and left chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Rounded opacity is adjacent to the left hilum.

Air bronchograms traverse the lesion, features are typical of round pneumonia.

Follow up


Follow-up X-ray after 6 days of treatment demonstrating rapid improvement.

Case Discussion

These features are consistent with round pneumonia

Round pneumonia is a type of pneumonia usually only seen in pediatric patients. They are well defined, rounded opacities that represent regions of infected consolidation, it often indicates streptococcal pneumonia.

Round pneumonias are well-circumscribed parenchymal opacities, they tend to have irregular margins. They most commonly occur in superior segments of lower lobes and in the majority of cases (98%), they are solitary. Air bronchograms are often present.

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