Computed tomography in pulmonary pseudotumors and their relation to asbestos exposure

Ulf Tylen, U. Nilsson

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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