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[High-resolution CT in the differential diagnosis of consolidative lung processes. (Part 2, Chronic processes)].

Authors
  • Grgic, Aleksandar
  • Wilkens, Heinrike
  • Heinrich, Marc
  • Girmann, Marion
  • Kramann, Bernhard
  • Uder, Michael
Type
Published Article
Journal
Röntgenpraxis; Zeitschrift für radiologische Technik
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
55
Issue
5
Pages
175–183
Identifiers
PMID: 15700654
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Consolidations are characterized on CT by the presence of one or more airspace opacities with little or no volume loss. Because HRCT findings overlap among various entities, it may be sometimes to be impossible to make a definite diagnosis with imaging criteria alone. If the symptoms are chronic (weeks to months) the differential diagnosis may include alveolar proteinosis, bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, lymphoma as well as inflammatory diseases. This review describes the most common types of lung diseases associated with chronic appearance of consolidation and discuss the differential diagnosis.

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