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Hyperdense mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: CT appearance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15366339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is an immunologic pulmonary disease characterised by proximal bronchiectasis with normal peripheral branchings and mucoid impactions in patients with asthma. The pathologic damage consists of mucoid impaction containing macrophages, several eosinophils, fungal hyphae, scaled-off epithelium (Curshman spirals) and calcium oxalate crystals. On CT, the mucoid impaction of the bronchial tree generally shows slightly hyperhydric density. The originality and peculiarity of our case is the presence of high-density mucoid impaction inside an atelectatic area.
M Molinari; A Ruiu; M Biondi; M Zompatori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1122-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-15     Completed Date:  2004-10-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307314     Medline TA:  Monaldi Arch Chest Dis     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche, Sezione di Radiologia e UO di Scienze Radiologiche; Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary / pathology*
Asthma / complications
Lung / pathology,  radiography
Pulmonary Atelectasis / etiology,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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