Posts Tagged ‘Pulmonary/critical care’

A Woman with a Pleural Effusion

Posted by • June 16th, 2016

A 52-year-old woman presented with a unilateral pleural effusion. Several weeks later, uterine bleeding, pelvic fullness, and bloating developed. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large pelvic mass. Diagnostic procedures were performed. A new Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital summarizes. Clinical Pearl • What is the most common benign solid ovarian tumor? Although only 4% of all ovarian masses… Read More…

A Woman with Dyspnea

Posted by • June 10th, 2016

Bronchiolitis is a disease of the small airways, which are defined as airways less than 2 mm in diameter and without cartilage. The bronchioles are especially vulnerable to infectious or inhalational insults because of their narrow diameter. A 60-year-old woman was seen in a pulmonary clinic because of increasing dyspnea. Chest imaging revealed bronchiectasis and mild,… Read More…

A Man with Lung Infiltrates

Posted by • March 18th, 2016

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia causes a relatively specific pattern of histologic reaction, but a specific cause of this pattern is not usually identified. A 71-year-old man presented with recurrent fevers, dyspnea, and hypoxemia. Chest imaging showed consolidation predominantly in the lower lobes and diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities that had waxed and waned over a 6-month period. A diagnostic… Read More…

Viral Bronchiolitis

Posted by • January 8th, 2016

Few diseases have a greater effect on the health of young children than viral lower respiratory tract illness. Approximately 800,000 children in the United States, or approximately 20% of the annual birth cohort, require outpatient medical attention during the first year of life because of illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This review article… Read More…