Twelve patients, nine of whom had histories of exposure to asbestos, were evaluated by chest roentgenography and computed tomography because of a pulmonary mass lesion. The lesion consisted of condensed atelectatic lung parenchyma surrounded by marked thickening of the pleura-a pulmonary pseudotumor. In most patients, the mass lesion was only part of a more extensive disease process with pleural plaques and parenchymal fibrosis. Computed tomography demonstrated the full extent of disease better than chest roentgenograms. Asbestos is stressed as a probable causative factor of these mass lesions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography|
|State||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology