Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week

The Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week is posted online weekly and used as an educational tool for medical students, house staff, faculty and other members of the medical community in the nation and throughout the world.

This week’s case

September 11-September 18, 2020

Case Details

68-year-old man with a long history of tobacco abuse is experiencing a recent change in nature of his pre-existing chronic cough.

Based on the clinical presentation and the radiologic imaging findings shown in Figure 1A and 1B, which one of the following choices is your leading diagnosis?

A. Right middle lobe pneumonia B. Right middle lobe atelectasis C. Loculated pleural effusion horizontal fissure D. Right upper lobe pneumonia E. Right upper lobe atelectasis

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Submit your answer.

VCU Department of Thoracic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center