Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2015

Journal

J Radiol Case Rep

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

9

Last Page

15

URL with Digital Object Identifier

DOI: 10.3941/jrcr.v9i2.2048

Abstract

Congenital lobar emphysema is mainly diagnosed in infants, although rare cases are reported in adults. A 20-yr-old female with acute dyspnea, chest pain and left upper lobe (LUL) chest x-ray hyperlucency underwent 3He magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for ventilation and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements, as well as CT for emphysema and airway wall measurements. Forced expiratory volume in 1s, residual volume, and airways-resistance were abnormal, but there was normal carbon-monoxide-diffusing-capacity. The LUL relative area of the density histogram


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