Septic pulmonary emboli with complications

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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IV drug user patient with fever and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 31
Gender: Male

Multiple cavitary lesions with surrounding parenchymal opacities are seen in both lungs.

Loculated pneumothorax with heterogeneous fluid collection is noted at the left hemithorax. Small pleural effusion also seen at right side.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent pulmonary septic emboli complicated by a loculated pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 20852
Published: 17th Dec 2012
Last edited: 23rd Mar 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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