Pulmonary cholesterol granulomas in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension: chest radiographic and CT findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: We describe the chest radiographic and CT findings of pulmonary cholesterol granulomas in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension. CONCLUSION: Histopathologic evidence of cholesterol granulomas was found in five (25%) of 20 patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. In three of these five patients, the granulomas manifested on chest radiographs and CT as small centrilobular nodules mimicking the appearance of sarcoidosis, bronchiolitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or aspiration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nolan, RL; McAdams, HP; Sporn, TA; Roggli, VL; Tapson, VF; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • May 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 172 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1317 - 1319

PubMed ID

  • 10227509

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.172.5.10227509


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States