Miliary opacities

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


CT staging for testicular tumour. Patient denies fever and respiratory symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

CT Chest

Multiple micro-nodules in a miliary pattern. 

Case Discussion

The term miliary opacities refers to innumerable small 1 - 4mm diameter pulmonary nodules scattered throughout the lungs.

Unfortunately we did not have feedback with further clinical details from this patient. The main differentials for this patients would be a metastatic lung involvement or an infectious process such as tuberculosis. 

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Case information

rID: 18494
Published: 10th Sep 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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