SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.40 issue5Acute pyelonephritis: frequency of findings in patients submitted to computed tomographyEvaluation of nonradiologist physicians' knowledge about adverse reactions to iodinated contrast media author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Radiologia Brasileira

Print version ISSN 0100-3984On-line version ISSN 1678-7099


MARCHIORI, Edson et al. Lipoid pneumonia in adults: findings on high-resolution computed tomography. Radiol Bras [online]. 2007, vol.40, n.5, pp.315-319. ISSN 0100-3984.

OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at describing the findings on high-resolution computed tomography in patients with exogenous lipoid pneumonia secondary to mineral oil aspiration MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight adult patients - four men and four women - with mean age of 69.4 years were studied. All of the patients were users of mineral oil for treating intestinal constipation. High-resolution computed tomography studies of these patients were blindly evaluated by two radiologists. RESULTS: Air-space consolidation with areas of fat density and crazy paving pattern were the most frequent findings. The lesions were bilateral in six cases and unilateral in two CONCLUSION: Air-space consolidation with areas of fat density, associated with a clinical history of mineral oil ingestion virtually indicates a diagnosis of exogenous lipoid pneumonia.

Keywords : Exogenous lipoid pneumonia; High-resolution computed tomography; HRCT; Aspiration pneumonia; Lungs.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English | Portuguese     · English ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License