Radiologic findings of lung lobe torsion in reconstructed multidetector computed tomography image lead to early detection.
Summary of "Radiologic findings of lung lobe torsion in reconstructed multidetector computed tomography image lead to early detection."
Torsion of the remaining lung lobe after lobectomy is a rare complication, and sometimes, diagnosis can be difficult. But early detection is important to prevent resection and fatal complication. We present a case of left lower lobe torsion with reconstructed image of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings, which propose a possibility of early detection on retrospective review after surgical reduction. Multiplanar reconstruction of MDCT image, 3-dimensional CT angiography, and CT bronchography could provide important diagnostic clues.
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center, 250 Seongsanno (134 Sinchon-dong), Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
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Name: Clinical imaging
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20813309
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2009.10.035
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