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Prevalence of incidental pulmonary findings and early follow-up results in patients undergoing dual-source 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20351524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence of pulmonary abnormalities and document early follow-up results in subjects undergoing multislice computed tomography coronary angiography for the assessment of coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, 1206 patients including 701 men (58.1%) with a mean age of 58.75 (SD, 11.4) years were involved in the study who underwent coronary multislice computed tomography imaging with a 64-slice dual-source scanner. Pulmonary abnormalities were reported as nodules, pulmonary mass, emphysema, bullae, atelectasia, bronchiectasia, pleural effusion, pulmonary fibrosis, and other findings. RESULTS: In total, 186 pulmonary abnormalities were detected in 171 patients (14.1%). Of those, 90 (48.4%) were pulmonary nodules, and 30 (16.1%) were emphysema. Also, we report 3 cases of lung cancer, and 1 case of breast cancer. Early follow-up results revealed stable pulmonary findings. CONCLUSIONS: Multislice computed tomography can give important clues including diseases regarding the pulmonary system. It is essential for the reporting practitioner to review the entire scan for pulmonary pathological findings.
Authors:
Hikmet Yorgun; Erg?n Bar? Kaya; Tuncay Hazirolan; Ahmet Hakan Ate?; U?ur Canpolat; Hamza Sunman; Kudret Aytemr; Giray Kabak?i; Lale Tokg?zo?lu; Mu?turay Kar?aaltincaba; Deniz Akata; Ali Oto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. yorgunhikmet@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Contrast Media
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Electrocardiography
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Incidental Findings
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Lung Diseases / radiography*
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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