Radiation induced pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


The patient had a recent treatment with radiotherapy for neck cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

CT neck (selected images)

The examination was conducted to study the neck, though is possible to observe changes in lung apices. There is a ground-glass infiltrates associated with mild architectural distortion of the parenchyma. Observe the distribution pattern band around the upper mediastinum, near the irradiated region (larynx).

Case Discussion

Radiation pneumonitis is the acute manifestation of radiation-induced lung disease and is relatively common following radiotherapy for chest wall or intrathoracic malignancies.

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Case information

rID: 15053
Published: 19th Sep 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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