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Computerized Tomography of Thoracic Pathologies in the Pediatric Age Group: Pictorial Essay

Aysegul Solmaz-Tuncer, Safiye Gurel, Kamil Gurel, Ahmet Ozbag, Ayten Pamukcu, Zeliha Cosgun.


Aim of the study. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the imaging findings of the lung parenchyma and the thoracic wall pathologies in pediatric age group using Standard (CT) and High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT). Results and discussion. We discuss and illustrate the following: Pleural hematoma, Pulmonary Contusion, Histiocytosis X, Tuberculosis, Right sided arcus aortae, Pectus excavatum, Operated Pectus excavatum, Morgagni hernia, Pleurisy, Right middle lobe syndrome, Pneumonia, Hydatid Cyst, Takayasu arteritis, Kartagener syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, and Osteomyelitis. We also discuss the diagnosis clues.

Key words: Pediatric Thoracic Diseases, Pediatric Tomography.

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