CT–Pathologic Correlation in Nodular Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma

  title={CT–Pathologic Correlation in Nodular Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma},
  author={Michele Gaeta and Mario Barone and Rosario Caruso and G Bartiromo and Ignazio Pandolfo},
  journal={Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography},
Objective We retrospectively reviewed CT and pathologic examinations in resected nodular bronchioloalveolar carcinomas (BACs) to correlate the histology with the appearance of the nodules on preoperative thin section CT images. Materials and Methods Thin section CT scans of 11 patients with nodular BAC were reviewed by two observers. In each case, size, tumor-lung interface, and internal characteristics of the nodule were recorded and correlated with histopathologic examinations. Results… 
Persistent pulmonary nodular ground-glass opacity at thin-section CT: histopathologic comparisons.
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CT features of bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma
CT is a useful tool in the diagnostic workup of BAC, which has a long and slow evolution and is underestimated at plain chest radiograph in its early stages, and can help to distinguish this condition from other lung diseases characterized by diffuse air-space consolidation.
Magnetic resonance imaging of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.
The ability of MR imaging in detecting small nodules and ground-glass opacities is limited, however, heavily T2-weighted sequences are able to show the presence of mucin, useful information because mucinous bronchioloalveolar carcinoma carries a poor prognosis.
Ground-glass attenuation in nodular bronchioloalveolar carcinoma: CT patterns and prognostic value.
It is demonstrated that focal BAC may progress to diffuse pulmonary involvement by bronchogenic spread and the presence of a large area of ground-glass attenuation associated with a nodular BAC might be the CT sign of an aggressive biologic behavior.
High-resolution CT findings of diffuse bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in 38 patients.
Although these high-resolution CT findings are not specific, the combination of consolidation and nodules and the coexistence of centrilobular nodulesand remote areas of ground-glass attenuation are characteristic of diffuse bronchioloalveolar carcinoma.
New Classification of Small Pulmonary Nodules by Margin Characteristics on Highresolution CT
This HRCT classification method is useful for determining the nature of small pulmonary nodules and reflects the underlying pathological characteristics.
Radiographic imaging of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma: screening, patterns of presentation and response assessment.
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Radiographic Features of Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma in Northern Thai people. ลักษณะทางรังสีวิทยาของมะเร็งปอดชนิด Bronchioloalveolar cell carcinoma ในเขตภาคเหนือ
BAC in the north showed various radiographic patterns that the most frequently feature was a solitary lesion, mainly nodule/mass, mainly on chest radiographs, and all multiple lesions showed large consolidation and multiple nodules throughout the lungs.
High-resolution CT characteristics of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the peripheral lung: comparison with well differentiated adenocarcinoma.
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