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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.
See also: glass
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Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound of the right ovary demonstrates a well-circumscribed, avascular, hypoechoic cyst with homogeneous ground glass or lowlevel echoes and increased through transmission.
AE: Acute exacerbation ARDS: Acute respiratory distress syndrome AUC: Area under the ROC curve CO-Hb: Carboxyhemoglobin CT-ILD: Connective tissue disease-associated ILD ELISA: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay Fi[O.sub.2]: Fraction of inspiratory oxygen GGO: Ground glass opacity HO-1: Hemeoxygenase-1 HRCT: High-resolution CT ICU: Intensive care unit ILD: Interstitial lung disease iNSIP: Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia IP: Interstitial pneumonia IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis KL-6: Krebs von den Lungen-6 LDH: Lactate dehydrogenase Pa[O.sub.2]: Partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood ROC: Receiver operating characteristics SP: Surfactant protein.
The first patient had bilateral intestinal infiltrates and the second patient had bilateral subpleural reticulation with scattered areas of ground glass opacities and tiny cysts.
A 37-year-old woman was referred to our institution for multiple bilateral ground glass nodules from 1 mm to 5 mm in diameter found in an incidental chest CT scan on April 12, 2016 [Figure 1]a.
COP: Presence of multiple patchy alveolar opacities with a peripheral and bilateral distribution, ground glass opacities and peribronchiolar nodules extending into the lung parenchyma.11
Caption: Figure 1: CT chest showing ground glass opacities predominantly on the left side (case 1).
A previous publication from our institution suggested that the presence of ground glass on high-resolution chest CT (HRCT) is 100% sensitive for PCP in patients with AIDS [7].
Caption: Figure 3: OPG showing dense radiopaque area occupying entire right posterior maxillary jaw bone with ground glass appearance.
In our study patchy ground glass haze areas were divided into two groups, Patients whose GGH shifted on prone scanning were considered as dependent GGH like in pulmonary edema which is a side effect of long standing chemotherapy or illness(Figure.2).
This time it showed numerous areas of peribronchovascular consolidations where ground glass was previously observed (Photo 2a).
A maxillofacial CT scan was performed (Image l) and showed osseous expansion and a ground glass appearance within the right mandibular body, parasymphysis, and symphyseal regions.