California Thoracic Society

Radiology-Pathology Correlation in Pulmonary Disease


Michael Gotway, M.D. Radiologist, email

Martha Warnock, M.D. Pathologist, email

University of California San Francisco


Scope and Objective

This series of unknowns will present radiographs of histologically confirmed entities along with pathological correlation, which is not always from the same case. Designed to interest the pulmonologist in this correlation, these exercises will show a spectrum of disease from common to obscure along with criteria for diagnosis. Links to other sites with clinical case studies or basic HRCT/pathology correlation will amplify the topics.



Look at the images in order. Try to answer the questions before clicking on "answer". Some images have requests in red type to find certain structures. Place the cursor over the appropriate structure and click once to get confirmation of its nature. Note that the arrow changes to a hand when it is over a marked lesion. This "hand" can be used to outline the structure. After viewing the images, try to give a differential diagnosis of the findings. Don't forget to use the "back" button in the menu area to return to the unknown after looking at answers, "more information," or abstracts.

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Comments are welcome.

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Index of cases by diagnosis (for use after looking at the unknown)

This page has been accessed times since 1/2003.

Go to Practical Pathology of Chest Disease--Case Studies

Copyright 2005. Michael Gotway & Martha Warnock. All rights reserved.








































Index of Cases

1. Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis

2. Squamous carcinoma

3. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

4. Granular cell tumor

5. Silicosis

6. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia

7. Light-chain deposition disease

8. Bronchiolitis obliterans (toxic fume inhalation)

9. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

10. Embolic and lymphangitic carcinomatosis

11. Minute meningothelial-like nodules (arachnoid nodules)

12. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

13. Mycobacterium-avium complex disease

14. Pneumocystis pneumonia

15. Solitary pulmonary nodule

16. Acute pulmonary embolism

17. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation

18. Malignant glomus tumor of bronchus

19. Miliary tuberculosis

20. Hepatopulmonary syndrome

21. Castleman's disease

22. Pulmonary arterial hypertension