Localized pulmonary hemorrhage
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Localized pulmonary hemorrhage is a descriptive term for a pulmonary hemorrhage restricted to a particular focal region of the lung. It can range from involving a small focus of hemorrhage to a whole lobe.
Focal pulmonary hemorrhage can occur from a number of causes:
- pulmonary vasculitides
- secondary aspiration of blood due to 3
- pulmonary infarction
- pulmonary vascular tumor invasion 4
- underlying: pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Intraalveolar hemorrhage may be seen as hazy consolidation or ground-glass infiltrates in the lung parenchyma.
Pulmonary vascular tumor invasion is usually seen as peripheral areas of ground glass around neoplastic (either primary or metastatic lesions) 4.