Lung Consilidation, Ground Glass Shadowing, Obstructive Emphysema, Collateral Air-draft, Mucocoeles, patterns of Collapse, Lung Torsion and Herniation

Fred W Wright in Radiology of the Chest and Related Conditions

With infection occurring distal to an endobronchial block, this will tend to block the interalveolar and other intra-pulmonary connections and stop collateral air drift so the lung opacity will increase, with further loss of volume retained secretions and lung consolidation. Infection may also give rise to bronchitis, a broncho-pneumonia, segmental or lobar consolidation, local infiltration, nodules, etc.

Pulmonary Emphysema

From animal models to human diseases

Norman T. Soskel, Lawrence B. Sandberg in Connective Tissue Disease

This chapter argues that information in order to provide an overview of the current concepts relating to possible causes and pathogenesis of this disease. Normal structure and function of the lung will first be described, followed by the manner in which the alteration in structure affects pulmonary function in emphsyema.

Efficacy and safety of CT-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration and biopsy for malignant pulmonary lesions

Published in F1000Research 2022, 11:411

Computed tomography (CT) imaging of the thorax has become the cornerstone of initial imaging in lung cancer and can provide accurate anatomic localization of the tumour, along with valuable diagnostic clues about tumour histology.

Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE) Clinical Features and Management

Published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease » Volume 16

Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) is an underrecognized syndrome characterized by chronic, progressive disease with a dismal prognosis. Frequent co-morbidities with a higher incidence than in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema alone are pulmonary hypertension (WHO group 3) in 47– 90% of the patients and lung cancer in 46.8% of the patients.