Atelettasia rotonda del polmone: studio clinicopatologico di 6 casi e revisione della letteratura.

Translated title of the contribution: Round atelectasis of the lung: clinicopathological study of 6 cases and review of the literature

A. Cavazza, A. Roggeri, G. Rossi, C. Carbonelli, F. Falco, N. Facciolongo, L. Zucchi

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To report about 6 new patients with round atelectasis of the lung, 1 of them professionally exposed to asbestos and another to silicates. RESULTS: The patients, 5 males and 1 female, presented with a peripheral, rounded pulmonary opacity, simulating a neoplasm. The examination of the surgical specimen revealed a pleuritis, with multiple pleural folding: the underlying lung parenchima was compressed, but otherwise unremarkable. CONCLUSIONS: Round atelectasis is relatively unusual for the pathologist. However, the correct diagnosis is potentially important, because the lesion can be the sign of a significant asbestos exposure.

Translated title of the contributionRound atelectasis of the lung: clinicopathological study of 6 cases and review of the literature
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalPathologica
Volume95
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Cavazza, A., Roggeri, A., Rossi, G., Carbonelli, C., Falco, F., Facciolongo, N., & Zucchi, L. (2003). Atelettasia rotonda del polmone: studio clinicopatologico di 6 casi e revisione della letteratura. Pathologica, 95(1), 50-56.