Lung architectural distortion

Lung architectural distortion in thoracic radiology refers to a descriptive term give when the normal pulmonary bronchial, vascular, fissural or septal anatomy is disrupted and manifested as loss of smooth course of the fissures, crowding of dilated bronchioles or vessels with angulated course 1. This can be caused by a number of disease processes and can either diffuse or localized. Any form of pulmonary fibrosis can particularly result in lung architectural distortion. 

Other features that can accompany lung architectural distortion include:

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Article information

rID: 25719
System: Chest
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Distorted lung parenchymal architecture
  • Architectural distortion of lung
  • Architectural distortion of lungs
  • Pulmonary architectrual distortion
  • Lung architectural disruption
  • Architectural distortion of the lungs
  • Architectural disruption of lungs
  • Distortion of lung architecture
  • Distorted lung architecture
  • Lung parechymal architectural distortion

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: architectural distortion in UIP
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  • Case 2: severe distortion - advanced sarcoidosis
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