The crazy-paving pattern on computed tomography

Maimon, Nimrod; Heimer, Dov
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1545
Academic Journal
The article discusses the proper diagnosis on a 46-year-old man having an exercise-related shortness of breath and dry cough. A computed tomography scan of the patient's chest indicated with the crazy-paving pattern suggesting a presence of infection, toxins, and fluid overloading, thus he was found to have an idiopathic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Moreover, his condition needs to be treated with bronchoalveolar lavage in the lungs in which he undergoes a procedure under general anesthesia.


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