Developmental lung malformations in children recent advances in imaging techniques, classification system, and imaging findings

Paul G. Thacker, Gary R. Schooler, Michael J. Caplan, Edward Y. Lee

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Abstract

Congenital lung anomalies represent a diverse group of developmental malformations of the lung parenchyma, arterial supply, and venous drainage, which may present anywhere from the prenatal period through adulthood. It is imperative for radiologists to be aware of imaging techniques and imaging appearance of these anomalies across the pediatric age range. This review presents the spectrum of these lesions that are often encountered in daily clinical practice. Each anomaly is discussed in terms of underlying etiology, clinical presentation, and imaging characterization with emphasis on the most up-to-date research and treatment. Knowledge of these areas is essential for accurate, timely diagnosis, which aids in optimizing patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-45
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of thoracic imaging
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • computed tomography
  • Congenital lung anomalies
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • prenatal imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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