Mosaic attenuation of lung parenchyma

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Patchy, segmental/wedge-shaped areas of increased and decreased attenuation throughout both lungs. Few areas mild bronchial wall thickening. Normal caliber vasculature. 

Case Discussion

This case nicely demonstrates typical findings of mosaic attenuation, with areas of segmental lucency and relative increased attenuation throughout all lobes. There is are a few areas of mild bronchial wall thickening. Therefore, the findings are favored to be related to small airway/air trapping rather than small vessel (or parenchymal) disease.

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Case information

rID: 59554
Published: 14th Apr 2018
Last edited: 15th Apr 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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