CXR Case 007

45 year old male presents confused and hypoxaemic

CXR CASE 007 LITFL

Describe and interpret this CXR

CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION

There is complete white out of the left lung with air bronchograms in the mid zone, caused by pneumonia and a smaller patch of consolidation in the right mid zone.

*see CXR case 008 to compare


CLINICAL CORRELATION

There is no collapse in this case.

The trachea and right heart border remain in the normal position.


CLINICAL PEARLS

Severity of pneumonia is mot measured by the degree of consolidation on CXR or CT – its the physiological response to the hypoxaemia and sepsis syndrome that dictate management.


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Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar |

2 Comments

  1. Isn’t the left side tracheal deviation due to left lung collapse?

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