Exogenous lipoid pneumonia

David Levin, Thomas Hartman

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Imaging description The typical imaging findings of exogenous lipoid pneumonia consist of bilateral foci of patchy consolidation and ground-glass opacity. The lung bases are most commonly involved. The regions of consolidation are frequently of decreased attenuation and may have attenuation values consistent with fat [1–3] (Figures 18.1 and 18.2). A “crazy-paving” pattern of ground-glass opacity and septal thickening has also been reported in patients with exogenous lipoid pneumonia [1–3] (Figure 18.3). Importance The imaging appearance is often diagnostic and should prompt further clinical evaluation for a source of the exogenous lipoid material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPearls and Pitfalls in Thoracic Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationVariants and Other Difficult Diagnoses
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780511977701
ISBN (Print)9780521119078
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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