Recurrent sinus infections in a young patient: think hereditary disorders (primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies) in patients with relevant family history
Sarcoidosis on CT
- Adenopathy: "1,2,3 pattern"
- Position 1: paratracheal
- Positions 2 and 3: perihilar
- Nodules: small, in vascular distribution, upper lobe predominant
See cavitary nodules concerning for Actinomyces infection?
- Risk factors: Alcoholics, patients with poor dentition, patients with high aspiration risks
- May see very aggressive spread of infection in facial area
See cavitary nodules concerning for tuberculosis?
- Basilar lesions are almost always associated with primary pulmonary tuberculosis
- Apical lesions tend to be sequelae of reactivation
Cavitary nodules are most common manifestation of pulmonary disease on chest imaging!
Posted 05/30/17 11:59:23 AM by Iheanacho (Obi) Emeruwa
Created by Christopher Kelly
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