Round pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 4
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Rounded opacification adjacent to the right hilum.  Air bronchograms traverse the lesion.  Features are typical of a round pneumonia.

This child presented to A&E 3 months later with chest symptoms and a repeat radiograph was performed.

Follow up CXR at 3 months

Modality: X-ray

The lungs are clear - resolution of the previously demonstrated consolidation.

Case Discussion

Round pneumonia is a recognised presentation of pneumonia in children.  There are a number of theories about why round pneumonia occurs which relate to the developing lung and lateral air-drift.

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Case Information

rID: 20012
Case created: 28th Oct 2012
Last edited: 24th Sep 2016
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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