Lung Abscess - Aspiration

  • Superior segment RLL dense pneumonia
  • Note the progression below / Cavity / Complete clearance

Alcoholic presented with fever cough and weight loss of 2 weeks duration. Sub acute onset of pneumonia, typical of anaerobic lung abscess.


  • Cavitation in pneumonia
  • Necrotizing pneumonia
  • Superior segment pneumonia
  • Cavitation
  • Complete resolution
  • Complete resolution
  • Most lung abscesses can be cured with antibiotics, postural drainage and good nutrition.