Round pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Unwell. Fever.

Patient Data

Age: Baby
X-ray

Chest x-ray

Rounded region of consolidation is seen in the right anterior segment of the upper lobe. 

Case Discussion

The main reason round pneumonia is important in both adults, and especially children is that it needs to be distinguished from more sinister causes such as metastases and invasive or high radiation investigations (e.g. CT scans) can be avoided.   

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Case information

rID: 9729
Case created: 16th May 2010
Last edited: 5th Dec 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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