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A 3-year-old girl with recurrent respiratory tract infections

 Department of Radiology, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Date of Submission19-Nov-2020
Date of Decision06-Feb-2021
Date of Acceptance11-Mar-2021
Date of Web Publication04-May-2021

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Kadirhan O, Aydin S, Kantarci A M. A 3-year-old girl with recurrent respiratory tract infections. J Med Ultrasound [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2021 Oct 20]. Available from: http://www.jmuonline.org/preprintarticle.asp?id=315474

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A 3-year-old girl was referred to radiology clinic with complaints of cough, fever (38, 5°C), sputum production, and respiratory distress. It was learned that the patient was previously followed up in the hospital due to recurrent respiratory tract infections. Physical examination of the patient revealed a decrease in respiratory sounds in the lower parts of the left lung during auscultation. Significant laboratory tests result: White blood cell count 16,350/μL, C-reactive protein 9, 8 mg/L. Ultrasonography (US) and a computed tomography (CT) was performed. On US a hyperechogenic, well-circumscribed mass, with cystic areas was detected in the basal part of the left lung [Figure 1]. On color Doppler US a branch extending from the thoracic aorta to the lesion was seen [Figure 2]. On CT images, branches of the thoracic aorta and the pulmonary vein extending toward the lesion were detected [Figure 3] and [Figure 4].
Figure 1: Axial sonography showing a cystic heterogen-hyperechogenic mass in the left lower lobe (inside circle)

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Figure 2: (a) Axial and (b) longitudinal color Doppler ultrasonography images showing blood supply of the lesion originating from the thoracic aorta

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Figure 3: Coronal computed tomography image lung window (a) and soft-tissue window (b), There is a cystic mass in the left lower lobe (inside the circle), inside the lesion branches of thoracic aorta (red arrow) and pulmonary vein (blue arrow)

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Figure 4: Axial computed tomography image, a cystic mass in the left lower lobe and a branch of the thoracic aorta (red arrow) extending into the lesion

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Correspondence Address:
Ozlem Kadirhan,
Department of Radiology, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan
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