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Computed Tomography in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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Authors
Im, Jung-Gi; ltoh, Harumi; Yeon, Kyung Mo; Han, Man Chung
Issue Date
1994-03
Publisher
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Citation
Seoul J Med 1994;35(1):51-71
Keywords
TuberculosisLungComputed Tomography
Abstract
CT scans in patients with primary tuberculosis commonly show findings
of Iympho-hematogeneous spread of the disease, while those of reactivation tuberculosis
commonly show findings of bronchogenic spread. Typical CT findings of primary
tuberculosis are airspace consolidation of the middle and lower lobes with mediastinal
and hilar lymphadenopathy showing central lower attenuation and peripheral rim en-
. hancement. Typical CT findings of reactivation tuberculosis are nodular and linear pulmonary
lesions at the apex without lymphadenopathy. High-resolution CT is extremely
helpful in understanding the patho-morphologic changes, mode of spread of the disease,
sequential morphologic change after antituberculous chemotherapy, and possibly
in diagnosing activity of the disease. Centrilobular small nodule or branching linear
lesions are the most common findings of fresh active pulmonary tuberculosis, which
represent intra- and peri-bronchiolar caseation necrosis. CT is also useful in the evaluation
of longstanding destructive pulmonary lesions and tracheobronchial tuberculosis.
The importance of the role of CT scan in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis is increasing.
ISSN
0582-6802
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/7333
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College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Dept. of Medicine (의학과)The Seoul Journal of MedicineThe Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 35 No.1 (1994)
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