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Round Pneumonia

  • Spherical pneumonia caused by
    • Haemophilus influenzae
    • Streptococcus
    • Pneumococcus
  • Children are affected much more than adults
  • Location
    • Usually lower lobe
    • Most often posterior
  • Clinical
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Chest pain

  • May change size rapidly
  • May have slightly irregular border and contain air bronchogram

  • Not to be confused with mass in children

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Round Pneumonia. There is a large, spherical density in the right upper lobe on both the frontal (left) and lateral view (right).