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Peripheral Bronchopleural Fistula-CT

On chest radiographs, a bronchopleural fistula usually appears as an intrapleural air-pleural fluid collection-a hydropneumothorax. The fistula itself is almost never visualized directly but is implied in the proper clinical scenario. CT scans show focal areas of low-attenuation lung consolidation that appear to communicate directly with an empyema and an obvious disruption of the visceral pleura with associated air as in this case of a 7month old child.

Peripheral Bronchopleural Fistula-CT Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Rating: 5

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