Invasive aspergillosis of the airways: Radiographic, CT, and pathologic findings

P. Mark Logan, Steven Primack, Roberta R. Miller, Nestor L. Müller

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PURPOSE: To assess the radiographic, computed tomographic (CT), and pathologic findings in invasive aspergillosis of the airways. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included nine consecutive patients (aged 17-65 years [median, 49 years]) with pathologically proved invasive aspergillosis of the airways. All nine underwent chest radiography and seven underwent CT within 3 days of diagnosis. RESULTS: The radiographic findings include normal parenchyma (n = 1), unilateral consolidation (n = 1), bilateral consolidation (n = 5), and ill-defined nodules (n = 2). The main findings at CT included lobar consolidation (n = 1), bilateral predominantly peribronchial consolidation (n = 3), ground-glass attenuation (n = 1), and centrilobular nodules less than 5 mm in diameter (n = 2). At pathologic examination, the peribronchial infiltrates represented bronchopneumonia and the nodules represented Aspergillus bronchiolitis with a variable degree of peribronchiolar organizing pneumonia and hemorrhage. CONCLUSION: Radiographic findings of invasive aspergillosis of the airways consist of consolidation or ill-defined nodules. At CT, the consolidation can be seen to be peribronchial and the nodules centrilobular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume193
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Pneumonia
Thorax
Hemorrhage

Keywords

  • Aspergillosis
  • Bronchi, infection
  • Lung, infection

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Logan, P. M., Primack, S., Miller, R. R., & Müller, N. L. (1994). Invasive aspergillosis of the airways: Radiographic, CT, and pathologic findings. Radiology, 193(2), 383-388.

Invasive aspergillosis of the airways : Radiographic, CT, and pathologic findings. / Logan, P. Mark; Primack, Steven; Miller, Roberta R.; Müller, Nestor L.

In: Radiology, Vol. 193, No. 2, 11.1994, p. 383-388.

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Logan, PM, Primack, S, Miller, RR & Müller, NL 1994, 'Invasive aspergillosis of the airways: Radiographic, CT, and pathologic findings', Radiology, vol. 193, no. 2, pp. 383-388.
Logan, P. Mark ; Primack, Steven ; Miller, Roberta R. ; Müller, Nestor L. / Invasive aspergillosis of the airways : Radiographic, CT, and pathologic findings. In: Radiology. 1994 ; Vol. 193, No. 2. pp. 383-388.
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