A 35 year old homeless man presents with two months of increasing cough. He has no other medical past history.
Describe and interpret his Chest X-ray (100%)
FACEM VAQ Exam 2009.2 – Question 2
- The overall pass rate for this question was 53/67 (79.1%).
- Chest X-ray showing large cavitating lesion in right hemithorax with soft tissue density in lowerzone laterally.
- Pass criteria: A satisfactory description with consideration of an infective cause including less usual organismssuch as TB and / or fungi and/or aspiration.
- Fail criteria: Failure to recognise the cavitating nature of the main lesion.Failure to consider unusual organisms.