Skin folds, scapulae, indwelling lines, subpleural
bullae, and subcutaneous emphysema can be mistakenly identified as a pneumothorax.
section]) Defined as subpleural
nodules, focal condensation, cavitation, or marked pleural effusion.
Coronal computed tomography (reformatted lung window) demonstrates sparing of the subpleural
lung, apices, and costophrenic angles.
For instance, the most common abnormalities in cases of minimal severity include interlobular septal thickening, reticular opacities, ground-glass opacity, and subpleural
5-9]); thin walled two cavitary lesions, a few small subpleural
nodules and a fibrotic band extending to the pleural border.
The intratracheal exposure of mice to BLM resulted in the development of subpleural
areas of inflammation in the lung parenchyma, which was consolidated with loss of normal alveolar architecture, and also involved the bronchi and vasculature.
The lungs had numerous bilateral subpleural
bullae, with an area of fresh haemorrhage on the upper lobe of the left lung, consistent with a ruptured bulla.
Spontaneous PTXs are thought to arise from the rupture of a thin-walled subpleural
cystic lesion (9), a complication seen infrequently in childhood .
nodules in the left lung--one in the anterior lingula and the other in the anterior segment of the upper lobe (figure 2).
On March 23, she had a chest CT scan, which was notable for "indeterminate pulmonary nodules": a 6 mm nodule in right upper lobe; a lobulated 7mm nodule in the right lower lobe; subpleural
left apical nodule density; and, tiny subpleural
left lower lobe nodular densities.
A thoracic CT scan showed a good result from the left pleurodesis, but patchy, subpleural
, peripheral, bibasilar and reticular abnormalities with airspace consolidation, rather than ground glass opacification, more accentuated on the right lung (Figure 1B).
The CT findings of basilar honeycombing and subpleural
distribution of involvement are classically associated with IPF, but may occur with other forms of ILD (Fig.