Mosaic attenuation pattern due pulmonary artery hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient with sinus node disease, atrial fibrillation and hypertension. Scheduled for placement of a cardiac pacemaker. CT of the chest was requested to investigate possible interstitial associated pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

Faint pattern of mosaic attenuation. Identified global cardiomegaly, dilatation of the pulmonary trunk, main pulmonary artery and its branches.

Case Discussion

The case represents the presence of mosaic attenuation pattern due to pulmonary hypertension secondary to heart disease.

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Case information

rID: 18127
Case created: 10th Jun 2012
Last edited: 10th Oct 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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