Septic pulmonary emboli

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Infective endocarditis. IVDU.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Female

Numerous cavitating lung nodules with more confluent areas of consolidation. Bilateral pleural fluid collection. Right pneumothorax with internal fibrous bands. 

Case Discussion

These are common features of septic pulmonary emboli. The source was infective endocarditis, presumably secondary to IVDU. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 30237
Case created: 27th Jul 2014
Last edited: 6th Dec 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.