Lung pathology

If you need refreshing on the terms (A-lines, C lines etc), review the “normal lung” page.

10yo Female


  • Pyelonephritis
  • Increasingly unwell.
  • Basal crackles.

Chest X-ray.

Minimal changes visible.

Right apex (R1)

A-lines visible. No evidence of pathology

Right mid zone (posteriorly (R5)

Multiple B-lines. Atelectatic

Right Base posteriorly (R6)

Patchy consolidated lung with confluent B-lines from  irregular/complex alveoli (C-lines).