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Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Dec;40(12):1931-40. doi: 10.1007/s00247-010-1767-7. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Imaging of round pneumonia and mimics in children.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL 33155, USA.


Various diseases in the pediatric age group can present as an intrathoracic rounded opacity on a chest radiograph. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to emphasize the imaging appearance of round pneumonia, an entity that occurs especially in the pediatric population. Additional pathologies with similar chest radiographic appearances are also presented. The diagnosis of round pneumonia should be made in children who have the typical clinical presentation along with chest radiographs demonstrating the characteristic findings.

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