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Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath

  • 62-year-old patient presented with history of breathlessness.
  • Figure 1. AP scanogram shows patchy lung opacities.
  • Figure 2. Shows patchy lobular ground glass opacities with thickened interlobular septae.
  • Figure 3. Shows patchy lobular ground glass opacities with thickened interlobular septae.
  • Figure 4. Shows patchy lobular ground glass opacities with thickened interlobular septae.
  • Figure 5. Shows patchy lobular ground glass opacities with thickened interlobular septae.
  • Figure 6. Shows patchy lobular ground glass opacities with thickened interlobular septae.
  • Figure 7. Shows prominent pulmonary artery.
  • CT scan shows bilateral patchy lobular ground glass opacities.
  • Blood flow into the lung depends upon a number of factors, including the concentration of blood vessels, their caliber, and the driving pressure.
  • Regions with increased blood flow will be denser than regions with decreased perfusion and usually represent the relatively normal appearing lung, which is easy to confuse with a GGO.
  • Distinguishing between primarily aeration (airway) from perfusion (vascular) etiologies on a single set of images is not straightforward and must be clinically correlated.
  • Inhomogeneous attenuation secondary to airway or vascular disease and GGO represent distinct processes within the general category of heterogeneous lung attenuation.
  • This combination is encountered more frequently in real practice because of the close interdependence of lung aeration and perfusion through complex reflex mechanisms.

Case History: 62-year-old patient presented with history of breathlessness.

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