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Clearing patterns of pulmonary infarction and slowly resolving pneumonia.
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PMID:  1118555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous authors have suggested that the radiographic clearing pattern of pulmonary infarction is specific and permits differentiation from pneumonitis. Pulmonary infarcts are said to "shrink" or "melt" and pneumonitis consolidations to clear diffusely. Chest radiographs of 4 patients with angiographically confirmed pulmonary infarction and 5 with slowly resolving pneumonitis were examined, in random case order, by three independent radiologists unaware of the diagnosis. All observers found the shrinking pattern in 3 of the 4 cases of pulmonary infarction and in 1 case of pneumonitis. The shrinking pattern is not specific for pulmonary infarction; it may be related to fibrotic organization of pulmonary consolidation.
A S Hendin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-28     Completed Date:  1975-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Infarction / radiography
Lung / blood supply
Pneumonia / radiography*
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography*

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