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ground glass

(grownd glas)
Descriptive of an opacity in radiologic imaging that may indicate various disease states.

ground glass

Abnormal shadowing seen radiographically. In chest x-ray films, it may indicate interstitial fibrosis of the lung; in abdominal films, it suggests ascites.
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glass

1. a hard, brittle, often transparent material, usually consisting of the fused amorphous silicates of potassium or sodium, and of calcium, with silica in excess.
2. a container, usually cylindrical, made from glass.

glass embolism
small particles of glass from a vial may be injected suspended in a fluid.
ground glass
may be used in an attempt to poison animals maliciously but has little effect. May cause transient enteritis.
glass housing
glass cover of the x-ray tube; contains the anode and cathode and the vacuum that makes generation and control of the x-ray beam possible.
soluble glass
glass in which the magnesium and calcium content have been modified from that in normal glass so that it is much more soluble in water or ruminal contents. Used in the form of a reticular retention bolus as a vehicle for therapeutic agents such as antibiotics or anthelmintics which are delivered to the animal over a period of weeks or months.
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75) Ikezoe et al (74) describe ground-glass opacities and linear opacities in 92%, irregular interfaces in 88%, air-space consolidation in 52%, parenchymal micronodules in 28%, and honeycombing in 16% of patients.
1) CT scans may reveal bilateral or focal ground-glass or consolidative changes, as well as (less commonly) well-defined solitary or multiple nodules measuring up to 3 cm in diameter,8 which makes CT also poor at differentiating between PCP and CMV infection.
Once the haemodynamic condition permitted transport, a CT scan of the chest was performed on day 3, which showed peripherally located ground-glass opacities and bilateral patchy lung consolidations (Figure 1).
Despite this treatment, his symptoms persisted and the following month a CT of the chest was obtained, which revealed ground-glass opacities in the lower lobes.
1) Three CT patterns of PCP have been characterized and include a ground-glass pattern, a patchwork pattern, and an interstitial pattern.
21,22) The HRCT manifestations, when present, consist of poorly defined centrilobular nodules and patchy or confluent, bilateral, ground-glass opacities.
The chest radiograph showed bilateral homogeneous opacities and a ground-glass appearance.
We suspected a malignancy, but histopathology of biopsy specimens revealed that the mass exhibited the classic signs of the HSV cytopathic effect, including the presence of intranuclear inclusion bodies, ballooning degeneration of epithelial cells, and a ground-glass appearance of some nuclei.
The asymptomatic subjects with exposure had significantly more ground-glass opacities and less bronchiectasis than those with symptoms (Kara et al.
Computed tomographic scan of the chest documented ground-glass infiltrates bilaterally (Fig.
Common CT findings are ground-glass opacification and a lower lobe and peripheral distribution (35).
Subsequent contrast-enhanced chest CT showed an irregular opacity in the anterior segment of the left upper lobe consisting of central ground-glass opacity surrounded by consolidation in a "reversed halo" configuration (Figure 2).