Vanishing Lung Syndrome (Giant Bullous Emphysema): CT Findings in 7 Patients and a Literature Review

@article{Sharma2009VanishingLS,
  title={Vanishing Lung Syndrome (Giant Bullous Emphysema): CT Findings in 7 Patients and a Literature Review},
  author={Nidhi Sharma and Al Mamoon Justaniah and Jeffrey P Kanne and Jud W. Gurney and Tan Lucien H Mohammed},
  journal={Journal of Thoracic Imaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={227-230}
}
PURPOSE we reviewed the imaging findings in 7 patients with idiopathic giant bullous emphysema. [] Key Method On HRCT scans, the size, location, and distribution of the bullae were documented and categorized as either subpleural or central. RESULTS The HRCT scan findings in all 7 study patients included numerous bullae ranging in size from a few centimeters in diameter to giant bullae nearly filling an entire hemithorax, mimicking a pneumothorax.
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