Age: 0-5 Years
Severity: Severe disease

Note the narrowing of the left main bronchus (the dense opacification in the left upper zone makes it difficult to see the enlarged lymph nodes). If there is airway compression/deviation such as this the disease is classified as severe. The consolidation also appears to involve the whole left upper lobe: consolidation of >/= 1 lobe is classified as severe disease.

This image was contributed by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University

CXR Image Repository, Complicated lymph node disease | Published: 25 May 2022 | Updated: 8 September 2022