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Classification of air density areas in CT-pathologic correlation of pulmonary adenocarcinoma.
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PMID:  8850368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Air density areas (ADAs) such as air bronchogram, bubble-like area, and cavity on high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of pulmonary adenocarcinoma were examined to clarify their pathological implications. Forty-two resected specimens of pulmonary adenocarcinoma were histopathologically examined in correlation with the HRCT findings with particular emphasis on ADAs. Forty-one ADAs observed in 32 of 42 cases with pulmonary adenocarcinoma were classified into three types: air bronchogram type (n = 22), bubble-like area type (n = 12), and cavity type (n = 8). Twenty of 22 air bronchogram ADAs corresponded to bronchi. Nine of 12 bubble-like area ADAs corresponded to bronchioles. Only one of eight cavity-ADAs consisted of necrosis. The classification of ADAs in pulmonary adenocarcinoma is considered to be useful in interpreting HRCT findings of pulmonary nodules.
N Koizumi; S Akita; K Sakai; J Oda; H Tsukada; H Usuda; I Emura; M Naito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0288-2043     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Med     Publication Date:    1995 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-07     Completed Date:  1997-01-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412264     Medline TA:  Radiat Med     Country:  JAPAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / pathology*,  radiography*
Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar / pathology,  radiography
Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / pathology,  radiography
Bronchi / pathology
Bronchiectasis / pathology,  radiography
Lung Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography*
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / pathology*,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods

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