Pulmonary infarction: CT appearance with pathologic correlation

Janaki Balakrishnan, Moulay A. Meziane, Stanley S. Siegelman, Elliot K. Fishman

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The CT appearance of 12 proven pulmonary infarcts in 10 patients was analyzed and correlated with pathologic appearance. The diagnosis of pulmonary infarction was clinically suspected in only 2 of the 10 patients. A pleural based parenchymal density with convex, bulging borders and linear strands directed from the apex of the density toward the hilum was noted in each case (n = 12). Other features were a truncated apex (n = 10), a broad pleural base (n = 10), and scattered areas of reduced attenuation within the lesions (n = 7). This distinctive complex of findings on CT should raise a strong suspicion of pulmonary infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)941-945
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1989


  • Computed tomography
  • Diseases
  • Infarction
  • Lungs
  • Lungs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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