Exogenous lipoid pneumonia

David Levin, Thomas Hartman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Imaging description The typical imaging findings of exogenous lipoid pneumonia consist of bilateral foci of patchy consolidation and ground-glass opacity. The lung bases are most commonly involved. The regions of consolidation are frequently of decreased attenuation and may have attenuation values consistent with fat [1–3] (Figures 18.1 and 18.2). A “crazy-paving” pattern of ground-glass opacity and septal thickening has also been reported in patients with exogenous lipoid pneumonia [1–3] (Figure 18.3). Importance The imaging appearance is often diagnostic and should prompt further clinical evaluation for a source of the exogenous lipoid material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPearls and Pitfalls in Thoracic Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationVariants and Other Difficult Diagnoses
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages48-49
Number of pages2
Volume9780521119078
ISBN (Electronic)9780511977701
ISBN (Print)9780521119078
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exogenous lipoid pneumonia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Levin, D., & Hartman, T. (2011). Exogenous lipoid pneumonia. In Pearls and Pitfalls in Thoracic Imaging: Variants and Other Difficult Diagnoses (Vol. 9780521119078, pp. 48-49). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511977701.019