What is the radiographic appearance of lobar pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The following radiographs depict examples of lobar pneumonia.

Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a pati Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a patient with right upper lobe pneumonia. Note the increased anteroposterior chest diameter, which is suggestive of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a pati Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a patient with bilateral lower lobe pneumonia. Note the spine sign, or loss of progression of radiolucency of the vertebral bodies
Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a pati Bacterial pneumonia. Radiographic images in a patient with early right middle lobe pneumonia.

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