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Case 14959

Pulmonary contusions located exclusively in upper lobes.

Author(s)
Navarro-Baño, Antonio; Sánchez-Serrano, Irene; Cepero-Calvete, Ángela; Guillén-Navarro, Jose María.

Hospital Clinico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca , Servicio Murciano de Salud; Carretera Madrid-Cartagena, s/n. 30120 El Palmar, Spain; Email:navarba@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 20 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    AP chest x-ray

    Patchy ill-defined areas of parenchymal density in both upper lobes, predominantly right (performed 2h after accident).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Defecography; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial CT

    Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy (non-segmental distribution). Some of them have a subpleural sparing (1–2...

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal CT

    Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy (non-segmental distribution). Some of them have a subpleural sparing (1–2 mm...

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Coronal CT

    Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Axial CT

    In the middle lobe and lower lobes there are not pulmonary consolidations suggestive of contusions.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
Patchy ill-defined areas of parenchymal density in both upper lobes, predominantly right (performed 2h after accident).
 
Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy (non-segmental distribution). Some of them have a subpleural sparing (1–2 mm of clear parenchyma beneath the pleural surface).
 
Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy (non-segmental distribution). Some of them have a subpleural sparing (1–2 mm of clear parenchyma beneath the pleural surface).
 
Patchy airspace opacities/consolidations with ill-defined borders that are distributed irrespective of bronchopulmonary segmental anatomy.
 
In the middle lobe and lower lobes there are not pulmonary consolidations suggestive of contusions.
 
 
 
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