UOC di Radiologia Diagnostica e Interventistica
Direttore Dott. Stefano Colopi, Ospedale Carlo Poma ASST Mantova.
65-years-old female patient presented to the ED for cough and chest oppression, no fever. The patient denied COVID-19 positive contacts. Medical history: previous bariatric surgery, bipolar disorder. Non-smoker.
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG): PaO2 69 mmHg, pH 7.4, pCO2 37 mmHg.
Blood test: WBC: 12.420/ul, Hb 9,8G/dl,C-RP 178 mg/L.
Nasal swab was not performed.
Bilateral interstitial thickening and scattered alveolar consolidations in the right lung. No pleural effusion.
CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism was performed due to the clinical worsening:
Diffuse scattered ground-glass opacities in all segments. No pleural effusion. No pulmonary embolism.
RT-PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab was the obtained, and SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed
HRCT performed 10 days after:
Significative regression of the bilateral GGOs. No pleural effusion.