Test Findings
 

Lobar Consolidation

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Consolidation of a single pulmonary lobe, without crossing any pleural lines.
    • Causes of Lobar consolidation

    • Lobar pneumonia
    • Neoplasm - lung cancer, lymphoma
    • Vascular - pulmonary haemorrhage, pulmonary infarction
    • Cryptogenic organising pneumonia
    • Eosinophilic pneumonia
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Example

    • Right middle lobe consolidation in a patient with lobar pneumonia - PA film
    • Right middle lobe consolidation in a patient with lobar pneumonia - PA film
       
    • Right middle lobe consolidation in a patient with lobar pneumonia - lateral film
    • Right middle lobe consolidation in a patient with lobar pneumonia - lateral film
       
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