The many faces of pulmonary aspiration.


Journal Article

The clinical and radiologic manifestations of aspiration are truly protean. The diagnosis is straightforward in patients with known risk factors and new radiographic findings in dependent portions of lung. However, diagnosis is difficult in patients without known risk factors or who present with less specific radiologic findings. Careful history-taking skills and knowledge of the diverse radiologic appearances of aspiration are thus required to facilitate diagnosis and expedite treatment.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marom, EM; McAdams, HP; Erasmus, JJ; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 172 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 9888751

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9888751

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.172.1.9888751


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States