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12 Cards in this Set

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Acute alveolar infiltrate
1) Pneumonia

2) Pulmonary edema

3) Aspiration

4) Hemorrhage
Opacified hemithorax
1) Atelectasis

2) Pleural effusion

3) Pneumonia

4) Post pneumonectomy
1) Iatrogenic

2) Boorhaves (or other cause of ruptured esophagus)

3) Ruptured trachea or central bronchus

4) Asthma

5) Pneumothorax

6) Pneumoperitoneum

(might have to refine this one)
Chronic alveolar infiltrate
1) Bronchioloalveolar cell CA

2) Lymphoma

3) Alveolar proteinosis

4) Alveolar sarcoid
Large cavitary lesions
1) TB

2) Cancer (primary or metastatic -- mets more likely lung bases and multiple)

3) Pneumonic abscess

4) Septic emboli
Bibasilar interstitial disease
Bilateral interstitial disease
1) Bronchiectasis

2) Aspiration


4) Asbestosis

5) Scleroderma

6) Sickle cell dz
Upper lobe disease
1) Secondary TB

2) Sarcoidosis

3) Silicosis

4) Langerhans cell histiocytosis

5) Ankylosing spondylitis

6) PCP treated with pentamidine
Micronodular lung disease
1) Miliary TB

2) Mets (thyroid)

3) Sarcoid

4) Silicosis or other pneumoconiosis

5) Alveolar microlithiasis

6) Viral pneumonia (varicella)

7) LCH
Small cystic lung lesions
1) LAM

2) LCH
How do you differentiate the two?
LCH also has nodules
Small cavitary lung lesions
1) Septic emboli

2) squamous cell or transitional cell mets

3) Wegeners

4) Rheumatoid necrobiotic nodules