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Lipoid pneumonia: spectrum of clinical and radiologic manifestations.
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PMID:  20028911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Lipoid pneumonia results from accumulation of lipids in the alveoli and can be either exogenous or endogenous in cause based on the source of the lipid. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is caused by inhalation or aspiration of animal fat or vegetable or mineral oil. Endogenous lipoid pneumonia is usually associated with bronchial obstruction. The purpose of this article is to review the pathogenesis and clinical and radiologic manifestations of exogenous and endogenous lipoid pneumonia.
CONCLUSION: The ability to recognize the radiologic manifestations of lipoid pneumonia is important because, in the appropriate clinical setting, these findings can be diagnostic.
Sonia L Betancourt; Santiago Martinez-Jimenez; Santiago E Rossi; Mylene T Truong; Jorge Carrillo; Jeremy J Erasmus
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  194     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-23     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 0371, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Pneumonia, Lipid / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Radiography, Thoracic
Respiratory Aspiration
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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