ILD was seen in 6 patients (ground glass appearance in 2, reticulonodular pattern
in 2, reticulonodular with pleural nodule in 2 patients), Consolidation in 6 patients (isolated consolidation in 4, consolidation with cavity in 2) and pulmonary nodule in 4 patients [Figure 3].
Chest radiograph and computed tomography on admission showed reticulonodular pattern
at both lung fields.
CT scan findings were classified as atelectasis, collapse, lung mass, reticulonodular pattern
, plural effusion, cavitation, diffuse calcification, patchy infiltration, or bronchiectasis.
Cystic changes are commonly superimposed on a background of reticulonodular pattern
as they become more prominent in the later stages of disease.
Two showed reticulonodular pattern
and one had normal pulmonary parenchyma with mediastinal widening.
The chest X ray may show an alveolar process, reticulonodular pattern
, and evidence of fibrosis.
Presence of a reticulonodular pattern
on radiology was found to be a significant influence on successful outcome by univariate analysis (p<0.
The radiograph showed a diffuse reticulonodular pattern
worse in the upper lung zones with some pleural thickening noted on the right.
HRCT showed changes like reticulonodular pattern
, traction bronchiectasis, and honey combing in UIP.
Out of 30 cases Reticular and reticulonodular pattern
seen in 18 patients contributing 60%, and honeycombing in12 patients contributing remaining 40%.
In LAM a plain X-ray chest usually shows a hyperinflated lung with reticular or reticulonodular pattern
, with or without cysts and bullae.
Most common pattern found on HRCT- Reticulonodular pattern
(18%) and Bronchiectasis (18%).