Question of the Week # 151

151) A 65 year old man is evaluated in the Emergency room for Shortness of breath and mild chestpain. On examination, he has dullness to percussion in the left lung base. The breath sounds are bronchial in nature. Vocal and tactile fremitus is increased in this area. Most likely lung abnormality that can explain this patient’s physical examination findings:

A) Consolidation

B) Pneumothorax

C) Pleural Effusion

D) Lung Collapse

E) Hydropneumothorax

7 Responses

  1. C

  2. a

  3. C) Pleural effusion

  4. a

  5. C- coz consolidation can’t be an acute presentation.

  6. a

  7. A…..Vocal and tactile fremitus is increased

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