CT in differential diagnosis of benign and malignant pleural disease.

@article{Yilmaz2005CTID,
  title={CT in differential diagnosis of benign and malignant pleural disease.},
  author={Ufuk Yilmaz and Gulru Polat and Neslin Şahin and Omer Soy and U G{\"u}lay},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
BACKGROUND CT plays a valuable role in assessment of patients with a wide variety of diseases of the pleura, and pulmonologists should be aware of the significance of different CT findings for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant pleural diseases. METHODS 155 patients with pleural disease who had undergone CT scans of the lungs and thorax before treatment were enrolled. We retrospectively reviewed CT findings in 146 patients with proven pleural disease. RESULTS Fifty-nine of… CONTINUE READING