Airways obstruction in patients with sarcoidosis: expiratory CT scan findings.


Journal Article

In patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, air trapping as evidenced by expiratory high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is not specific for a given stage of disease. Air trapping can occur at the level of the secondary lobule, as well as in distributions suggesting sublobular, subsegmental, and segmental involvement. While air trapping can be a nonspecific finding, it is a common feature in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis and is a supportive diagnostic finding.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bartz, RR; Stern, EJ

Published Date

  • October 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 285 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 11039617

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11039617

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5993


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States