Monday, August 08, 2005

Monday morning radiology

Here's a smoker with COPD. Match the abnormality seen on both CXR and CT.

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Baleeiro said...

There is a focal pleural calcification on the right. That seems to correlate with the "haziness" on the right base seen on the CxR that could be mistaken for increased interstitial markings. Asbestos-related plaques may be asymmetric but there will usually be something on both sides. Hemothoraces and complicated para-pneumonic effusions may also lead to unilateral pleural calcifications though there is often more pleural thickening than on this CT scan.

Jennings said...

Very good, baw.