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Case 947

Acute Hydrocarbon Pneumonia

Author(s)
Z. Mekinda, M. Azad, S. Alard, P. Ravez
 
Patient
male, 26 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Radiography of the chest

    PA-view shows infiltrate in the right middle lobe.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Radiography of the chest;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Elarged view of the right lung base
     

    on admission (lung window setting) shows on the enlarged view of the right lung base an alveolar infiltrate with consolidation in the right middle lobe. Mild perilesional reaction and effusion in the greater fissure...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Elarged view of the right lung base;

    Enlarged view of the left lung base demonstrates broncho-alveolar infiltration in the left lower lobe. More pronounced perilesional inflammatory reaction in the surrounding lung parenchyma is visible.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Elarged view of the right lung base;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Follow-up CT scan of the lungs

    six months later, is almost normal, with only a focal accentuation of the interstitial pattern, with small cavity, persisting in the right middle lobe. Based on clinical history and radiological findings, the...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Follow-up CT scan of the lungs;
     
     
PA-view shows infiltrate in the right middle lobe.
 
on admission (lung window setting) shows on the enlarged view of the right lung base an alveolar infiltrate with consolidation in the right middle lobe. Mild perilesional reaction and effusion in the greater fissure are noted.
 
Enlarged view of the left lung base demonstrates broncho-alveolar infiltration in the left lower lobe. More pronounced perilesional inflammatory reaction in the surrounding lung parenchyma is visible.
 
six months later, is almost normal, with only a focal accentuation of the interstitial pattern, with small cavity, persisting in the right middle lobe. Based on clinical history and radiological findings, the diagnosis of acute hydrocarbon pneumonia was retained.
 
 
 
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