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Airways obstruction in patients with sarcoidosis: expiratory CT scan findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11039617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, air trapping as evidenced by expiratory high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is not specific for a given stage of disease. Air trapping can occur at the level of the secondary lobule, as well as in distributions suggesting sublobular, subsegmental, and segmental involvement. While air trapping can be a nonspecific finding, it is a common feature in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis and is a supportive diagnostic finding.
Authors:
R R Bartz; E J Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0883-5993     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-16     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Air
Female
Humans
Lung / radiography*
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / complications,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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