Radiology Notes

My notes during radiology residency, fellowship, and beyond…

Bronchopneumonia

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  • Most common form
  • Staph
  • in the hospitalized and debilitated
  • Begins centrally in and around lobular bronchi, extends peripherally along bronchus
  • Multifocal consolidation = patchwork quilt; eventually coalesce.
  • Exudates fill airways = no air bronchograms
  • 25-75% form abscess
  • Empyema and parapneumonic effusion common
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Written by lmwong

April 8, 2008 at 3:51 am

Posted in chest, pneumonia, pulmonary

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