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Uncommon causes of tracheobronchial stenosis and wall thickening: MDCT imaging

Rare cause di stenosi e ispessimenti parietali della trachea e delle vie aeree principali: imaging TCMD

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Some uncommon diseases may involve the central airways focally or diffusely. These include Wegener’s granulomatosis, relapsing polychondritis, tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica, amyloidosis, papillomatosis, rhinoscleroma, sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. Related computed tomography (CT) findings essentially include calcifications, luminal stenosis, wall thickening and nodules. The purpose of this paper is to help refine the differential diagnosis among these diseases through the use of multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging.

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Alcune malattie di non frequente riscontro interessano localmente o diffusamente le vie aeree centrali. In questo gruppo di patologie sono incluse: la granulomatosi di Wegener, la policondrite ricorrente, la tracheobroncopatia osteocondroplastica, l’amiloidosi, la papillomatosi, il rinoscleroma, la sarcoidosi e la tubercolosi. Le alterazioni TC che si osservano in corso di queste patologie sono essenzialmente: calcificazioni, stenosi del lume, ispessimenti parietali e nodularità. Lo scopo del seguente pictorial essay è quello di tracciare la diagnosi differenziale fra queste malattie mediante imaging TC multidetettore (TCMD).

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Ingegnoli, A., Corsi, A., Verardo, E. et al. Uncommon causes of tracheobronchial stenosis and wall thickening: MDCT imaging. Radiol med 112, 1132–1141 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11547-007-0211-z

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