A 43 yo male presents with a syncopal episode, normal labs and ECG. A CXR is performed
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
Right upper lobe pneumonia
Subtle pneumonia can be easy to miss (especially with overlapping structures nearby). Make sure you are comparing each lung field with the other side.
This X-ray was taken 4 days after initial consultation with fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Authors: Elissabeth Hagler, MD and Tom Shuman, MD.
Guest Editor: Michael Leonard, MD, Infectious Disease specialist.