Pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis: CT findings in 31 patients

Tae Sung Kim, Joungho Han, Sung Shine Shim, Kyeongman Jeon, Won Jung Koh, Inho Lee, Kyung Soo Lee, O. Jung Kwon

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to identify any specific CT features that may help in the diagnosis of pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis. CONCLUSION. Pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis usually manifests as a subpleural or subfissural nodule of about 2 cm in diameter that frequently contains a necrotic low-attenuation area. The constellation of focal pleural thickening and subpleural linear opacities leading to a necrotic peripheral pulmonary nodule is another frequent CT finding of paragonimiasis. Although minimal and easily overlooked, focal fibrotic pleural thickening adjacent to a pulmonary nodule can be an important clue in the diagnosis of pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis on CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-621
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume185
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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