Chest radiographic findings of aspiration pneumonia

Kondo, A.; Kojima, M.; Kanazawa, Y.; Yamashita, H.; Morinaga, Y.; Sasaki, E.; Hayashida, K.; Hisamatsu, T.; Hara, K.; Izumikawa, K.; Izumikawa, T.; Izumikawa, K.; Kohno, S.

Nagasaki Igakkai Zasshi 81(4): 367-371,17

2006


Accession: 013661004

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Abstract
We investigated the chest radiographic findings of 28 aspiration pneumonia patients with apparent history of aspiration. Radiolographic abnormal shadows existed unilateraly and bilaterally in 53.6% and 46.4% of the patients, respectively. Infiltrate patterns, such as exsudative, flocculent or reticular shadows, were observed in 75.0%, but miliary or micronodular patterns were also found. The area of shadows extended more than half of one lung field in 85.7% of the cases. These data indicated that findings of radiography in aspiration pneumonia are resemble to those of common bacterial pneumonia and indistinguishable.