Pleural mass or masses

Can be tracer-avid on PET scan

Last update : 18/10/2012

Causative drugs


Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)

I.d I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
I.d - Organizing pneumonia (A pattern consistent with)
I.t I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
I.t - Pneumoconiosis, talcosis
II.b II - Pulmonary edema - ARDS - Acute respiratory failure
II.f II - Pulmonary edema - ARDS - Acute respiratory failure
II.f - Hypoxemia, low saturation (may occur in isolation)
IV.c IV - Airway involvement
IV.c - Obliterative bronchiolitis (see also IVn)
IV.i IV - Airway involvement
IV.i - Foreign body aspiration bronchiolitis
IV.m IV - Airway involvement
IV.m - Bronchial stenosis/stricture
V.c V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
V.c - Pleural thickening/fibrosis - Fibrothorax
V.r V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
V.r - Pleural mass or masses
VI.b VI - Pulmonary vasculopathy
VI.b - Pulmonary arterial hypertension
VI.g VI - Pulmonary vasculopathy
VI.g - Foreign body vasculopathy (Excipient lung disease)
XI.b XI - Miscellaneous
XI.b - Chest pain (acute - subacute)
XI.u XI - Miscellaneous
XI.u - Chronic chest pain/discomfort
XV.e XV - Pulmonary pathology
XV.e - Path: ILD with a granulomatous component (see also Im)
XV.q XV - Pulmonary pathology
XV.q - Path: Foreign body deposits/reaction
XV.s XV - Pulmonary pathology
XV.s - Path: Pneumoconiosis (silicosis, talcosis, talcoma)
XV.ag XV - Pulmonary pathology
XV.ag - Path: Foreign body embolism, microangiopathy, vasculopathy
XVI.w XVI - Imaging
XVI.w - Imaging: Lung nodule or several nodules
XVI.ae XVI - Imaging
XVI.ae - Imaging: A pattern similar to progressive massive fibrosis (PMF)
XVIII.i XVIII - Distinctive patterns - 'Eye-catchers'
XVIII.i - Eye-catcher: Tracer-avid pleural area or areas on PET-scan
XIX.k XIX - Cytology, biochemistry of BAL, pleural fluid or FNA
XIX.k - BAL: Talc crystals in macrophages or lying free in BALF