Kerley B lines on CT
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O'Donnell C, Kerley B lines on CT. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 30 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-27952
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27 Feb 2014
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Presents with shortness of breath and atrial fibrillation. D-dimer +ve, ? PE
From the case: Kerley B lines on CT
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Linear interstitial lines in the lung periphery = Kerley B lines (actually fluid in the interlobular septa) due to mild pulmonary edema. Note the very big heart.
Always look at the lungs on a CTPA as it may provide the cause of breathlessness other than PE!