Pulmonary vasculitis: Diagnosis and endovascular therapy

Kiran Batra, Murthy Chamarthy, Rodrigo Caruso Chate, Kirk Jordan, Fernando Uliana Kay

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Abstract

Pulmonary vasculitides are caused by a heterogeneous group of diseases with different clinical features and etiologies. Radiologic manifestations depend on the predominant type of vessel involved, which are grouped into large, medium, or small-sized vessels. Diagnosing pulmonary vasculitides is a challenging task, and radiologists play an important role in their management by providing supportive evidence for diagnosis and opportunities for minimally invasive therapy. This paper aims to present a practical approach for understanding the vasculitides that can affect the pulmonary vessels and lungs. We will describe and illustrate the main radiologic findings, discussing opportunities for minimally invasive treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-315
Number of pages19
JournalCardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Radiography
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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