Nontraumatic pulmonary fat embolism syndrome: Radiologic and pathologic correlations

Jung Ah Choi, Yu Whan Oh, Han Kyeom Kim, Kyung Ho Kang, Young Ho Choi, Eun-Young Kang

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Abstract

The authors report a case of pulmonary fat embolism syndrome without identifiable cause that was seen on chest radiographs and high-resolution computed tomography as diffuse ground-glass attenuation, particularly in nondependent portions of both lungs. The radiologic findings were shown on open-lung biopsy to represent diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage caused by fat embolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 29

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Embolism
  • Fat
  • Hemorrhage
  • High-resolution
  • Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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