Localized pulmonary hemorrhage

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:

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.

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Article information

rID: 24805
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Focal pulmonary haemorrhage
  • Localised pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Focal pulmonary hemorrhage

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