Pneumonia with loculated empyema. A: CT shows a loculated pleural effusion in the left hemithorax ( arrows ). B: More caudally, dense consolidation with air bronchograms secondary to pneumonia is present in the left lower lobe. The consolidated lung enhances with contrast and is easily distinguished from the surrounding pleural effusion. www.accessmedicine.com
Diffuse pneumonic consolidation with right paratracheal precarinal mass image consisting of conglomerated lymph nodes (Thorax tomography) The Internet Journal of Hematology. 2005. Volume 2 Number 1.
Adam: Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology, 5th ed, 2007 (www.mdconsult.com ) Figure 11.5 Image obtained at 80kVp on a 64-detector MDCT in a 1-year old with cough. Right lower lobe collapse is identified but the image is unacceptably noisy, making evaluation of the lung parenchyma difficult.
Long: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3rd ed, 2006 (www.mdconsult.com ) Figure 106-2 Chest radiograph and chest computed tomography (CT) scan of a 7-year-old child with chronic granulomatous disease with fever and dry cough. Plain films show a retrocardiac left-lower-lobe infiltrate (arrow), which appears small on the lateral view (arrow). CT (right) demonstrated more extensive disease throughout the left lower lobe. Burkholderia cepacia was isolated from the open-lung biopsy. Because this child had an episode of pneumonia caused by the same organism 12 months previously, the exposure history was more intensively examined, revealing that the child had a favorite outdoor activity of pulling up wild onions and playing with them.
Long: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3rd ed, 2006 (www.mdconsult.com ) Figure 36-5 Lung windows of computed tomography study showing right upper lobe abscess