La patologia interstiziale polmonare nella sclerosi sistemica: caratteristiche semeiologiche con la tomografia computerizzata con alta risoluzione e confronto con altre metodiche.

Translated title of the contribution: Lung interstitial disease in systemic sclerosis: semiologic characteristics with high-resolution computerized tomography and comparison with other methods

A. Rotondo, R. Grassi, O. Catalano, L. Del Viscovo, M. Vatti, M. Gallo, L. Bianco, L. Celentano, A. Brunetti, M. Rivellini

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Abstract

In 28 patients with systemic sclerosis interstitial lung involvement was investigated with high-resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) in comparison with other diagnostic methods (respiratory function tests, lung scintigraphy and conventional radiography of the chest). The most frequent CT signs were: interlobular septal thickening, intralobular interstitial thickening, and ground-glass density. Their distribution was generally basal and posterior and high correlation was observed between the extent of lung disease and the cutaneous pattern of scleroderma. Pathological findings were present in 93% of cases: HRCT can must be considered more effective than the other methods in the evaluation of systemic sclerosis and should therefore be a fundamental diagnostic tool in the study and follow-up of interstitial diseases in the patients with systemic sclerosis.

Translated title of the contributionLung interstitial disease in systemic sclerosis: semiologic characteristics with high-resolution computerized tomography and comparison with other methods
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume86
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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