Wegener's granulomatosis in the chest: High-resolution CT findings

Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, Nidhi Sharma, Jeffrey P. Kanne

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon necrotizing vasculitis having variable presentations in the chest that are best depicted on high-resolution CT. Imaging findings may include nodules, which may cavitate; ground-glass opacity secondary to pulmonary hemorrhage; and airway stenoses and ulcerations. Active Wegener's granulomatosis can mimic pneumonia, septic emboli, and metastases. CONCLUSION. This article will illustrate the high-resolution CT findings of Wegener's granulomatosis in the chest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676-682
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume192
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • High-resolution ct
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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