All patients had previously failed to respond to anti-arrhythmic drugs and had symptomatic AF. The mean age was 55.6 ± 9.6 years and 64 patients (90.1%) were male. However it is not one of the typical forms of fibrosis, that we commonly encounter in patients with a UIP pattern or NSIP pattern seen in collagenvascular diseases. Pulmonary interstitial high-resolution computed tomography abnormality. Depending on filling with fluid or with tumor cells, septal thickening is irregular or smooth. "what is the definition or description of: lung thickening?" Published on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology. Notice progression on second scan 7 years later. HRCT findings in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: On the left early stage Langerhans cell histiocytosis with small nodules. 0. Note the absence of a lymphatic distribution pattern (peribronchovascular and along fissures), which would be suggestive of sarcoidosis. The first (top left) shows a very subtle GGO. Further large-scale, prospective studies will be required to define the pathophysiological role of the interatrial septum in atrial remodelling and clinical outcome after catheter ablation in persistent AF. Nonproductive cough, fever, and mild dyspnea. This is the typical perilymphatic distribution of the noduless. OP is again a great mimicker and can show a broad variety of HRCT findings, which makes it a frequent differential diagnosis and actually represents a diagnosis of exclusion. In a later stage the nodules start to cavitate and become cysts. In addition there is bilateral pleural fluid. Univariate variables with P < 0.30 and known significant variables (LA size and volume) were entered in the model (control for confounding). Scroll through the images on the left . Heyer CM Kagel T Lemburg SP Bauer TT Nicolas V. Hunter RJ Berriman TJ Diab I Baker V Finlay M Richmond Let al. Radiol Clin North Am 2001:39: 1115-35, by Zampatori M, Sverzellati N, Poletti V et al. On the left a patient with a NSIP. Patients were monitored overnight and anticoagulation was continued for at least 2 months after the procedure. Lymphadenopathy in left hilus, right hilus and paratracheal (1-2-3 sign). Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: mid zone fibrosis with mosaic pattern. Mediastinal or hilar adenopathy and pleural effusions (40%). The close anatomical relationship of epicardial adipose tissue to the adjacent myocardium allows for local interactions that may provoke electrical or structural remodelling in the atrium.13 Inflammatory mediators such as adipocytokines and proinflammatory cytokines produced by epicardial adipose tissue can directly or systemically produce myocardial remodelling and enhance inflammation in addition to the effects of direct interactions between adipocytes and neighbouring atrial cardiomyocytes.14–16 Epicardial fat is also a source of several inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, tumour necrosis factor-α, and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1. Histology revealed alveolar sarcoid. Chylous pleural effusions (40%), Pneumothorax (40%), hemoptysis (40%). On CT studies, interstitial lung disease typically manifests as small nodules (1–5 mm) with a peribronchovascular distribution extending from the hilum to the periphery along with interlobular septal thickening . Progressive fibrosis in sarcoidosis may lead to peribronchovascular (perihilar) conglomerate masses of fibrous tissue. These electrograms were recorded with the ablation catheter in a stable position for at least 6 s (to avoid artefacts) using the 3D automated software of the NavX system.12 This area was coded in white and pink on the CFAE map. CFAE, complex fractionated atrial electrogram; CT, computed tomography; IAST, interatrial septal thickness. When thickened, interlobular septa (septal lines) are seen on the radiograph as short (1–2 cm) lines perpendicular to and continuous with the pleura (Kerley B lines) or as longer (2–6 cm) lines oriented toward the hila (Kerley A lines) (Fig. Most of the abnormalities will be observed in the upper lobes [5]: lymphatic micronodules visible particularly along the pleura or fissures, grouped into bunches (the galaxy sign), or along the bronchovascular bundles giving them an irregular appearance, fibrosis with central bronchovascular distortion, mediastinal lymphadenopathy, which may be calcified depending on the stage of the disease (egg-shell calcifications, differential diagnosis with silicosis). Cysts range from 2mm to 5cm in diameter, are round in shape and more or less uniform. The history of this patient is suggestive for the diagnosis dermatomyositis. Intra-observer correlations was excellent, with correlation coefficients (r) being ≥0.90. Based on the imaging findigs alone, alveolar proteinosis and other diseases with a mozaic pattern should be included in the differential diagnosis. Miscellaneous processes that manifest septal thickening or simulate this feature. Representative examples of IAST and CFAE measurements are shown. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only. The stepwise approach for ablation was performed under the guidance of fluoroscopic and 3D mapping. Emphysema, when it is severe, can mimick Langerhans cell histiosytosis. The endpoint of catheter ablation was the termination of AF or AT and then non-inducibility of AT [cycle length (CL) >280 ms] by burst atral pacing.10 If AF or AT did not terminate after ablating all target sites, the sinus rhythm was restored by electrical cardioversion. The CT findings are diffuse ground-glass opacification. Depending on filling with fluid or with tumor cells, septal thickening is irregular or smooth. From left to right: Lymphangiomyomatosis, LIP and Langerhans cell histiocytosis. The interstitium is a thin layer of tissue that is normally appears as a fine lace on X-rays or imaging studies (best … This case nicely demonstrates that sarcoidosis truely is 'the great mimicker'. Differential diagnosis of alveolar proteinosis. The mean CFAE area (6.7 ± 13.6 mm2 vs. 30.8 ± 40.9 mm2 vs. 38.8 ± 52.4 mm2, P = 0.164) and CFAE area index (4.2 ± 9.3 vs. 16.2 ± 20.5 vs. 17.3 ± 21.8, P = 0.204) in RA were not significantly different among groups. Persistent AF was defined according to the HRS/EHRA/ECAS 2012 Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of AF as AF with duration longer than 7 days or AF requiring electrical or pharmacological cardioversion to restore sinus rhythm.9. On the left two cases of NSIP. Miliary TB: random nodules of the same size. In the presence of a surgical biopsy showing a UIP pattern the diagnosis of IPF requires exclusion of other known causes of UIP including drug toxicities, environmental exposures (asbest), and collagen vascular diseases like RA, SLE, polyarteritis nodosa and sclerodermia. Interstitial pneumonia (viral, mycoplasma), ill-defined centrilobular nodules of ground-glass opacity (80% of cases), mosaic pattern of a combination of patchy ground-glass opacity due to lung infiltration and patchy lucency due to bronchiolitis with air trapping. Many other diseases may present with this finding and are listed in the differential diagnosis. Architectural distortion with traction bronchiectasis due to fibrosis. Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis If a patient is a non-smoker, think HP, and look at the expiratory CT scans. Procedural characteristics are summarized in Table 2. AF, atrial fibrillation; BMI, body mass index; CAD, coronary artery disease; CVA, cerebrovascular attack; DM, diabetes mellitus; HTN, hypertension; IAST, interatrial septal thickness; LA, left atrial; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction. This study is the first to demonstrate a relationship between IAST and CFAEs of LA in AF. Patients were grouped into tertiles according to IAST value. The key findings in the subacute hypersensitivity pneumonitis are: Here two examples of subacute hypersensitivity pneumonitis. On the left a case of fibrosing sarcoidosis, showing fibrosis, traction bronchiectases and crowding of the involved bronchi, predominantly in the perihilar region and upper lobes. The CFAE area in the RA was not evaluated in all patients. Additional findings are pleural thickening, small pleural effusions and parenchymal bands. Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis or LIP is uncommon, being seen mainly in patients with autoimmune disease, particularly Sj?gren's syndrome, and in patients with AIDS. Sometimes thickened septal lines in association with areas of ground-glass, Later cysts (or pneumatoceles) in 10-35% of patients, typically involving upper lobes, Cysts may have bizarre shapes and thick walls, Following therapy these lesions eventually regress, resulting either in complete disappearance, or residual nodules or scars, Pneumothorax in 35% of patients with cysts. Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) is by some considered as a specific entity, with specific histologic characteristics, but by others as a 'wastebasket' diagnosis, representing cases of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia that cannot be classified as UIP, DIP, or OP. In 25 to 30% of cases the radiologic findings are atypical. Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia cellular pattern. Those septal CFAEs were preferentially targeted during ablation procedure in patients who had thick IAST and septal CFAEs. AT, atrial tachycardia; CFAE, complex fractionated atrial electrogram; SR, sinus rhythm. If generalized or diffuse, this will likely appear as a linear or reticular pattern, whereas if localized, it may appear as multiple tiny nodules. All patients underwent cardiac CT within 24 h prior to ablation. The correlation between IAST and body mass index was also not significant (r = 0.195, P = 0.103). Secondary TB: Sarcoidosis, Silicosis, Pneumoconiosis, Endobronchial spread of TB: Bronchopneumonia, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Semin Ultrasound CT MR This can occur with primary or postprimary infection. Finally, whether eventual thinning of the interatrial septum occurs was not evaluated in patients with clinical success. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis: seen in patients with HIV and Sj?gren syndrome. Patients were evaluated by 24 or 48 h Holter monitoring or a 7-day event recorder at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after the ablation and then at every 6 months thereafter. Malavazos AE Ermetici F Coman C Corsi MM Morricone L Ambrosi B. Marfella R Esposito K Siniscalchi M Cacciapuoti F Giugliano F Labriola Det al. ARDS represents the result of increased permeability often in combination with injury to the respiratory epithelium. Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis results from hematogenous spread to the lung, with subsequent invasion of interstitium and lymphatics. Calkins H Kuck KH Cappato R Brugada J Camm AJ Chen SAet al. OP presents with a several-month history of nonproductive cough, low-grade fever, malaise and shortness of breath. However, in 5 to 10% of patients with primary TB, the infection is poorly contained and dissemination occurs. The typical location is posteriorly in the upper lobes, leading to volume loss of the upper lobes with displacement of the interlobar fissure. It is one of the best educational CD's ever made. Patients with OP associated with collagen vascular diseases respond less well to therapy with steroids. During an end-expiratory breath-hold of ∼20 s, intravenous 70 mL of non-diluted iodinated contrast agent (Ultravist, Schering, Inc., Germany) at a rate of 5 mL/s was administrated followed by 30 mL of normal saline at a rate of 5 mL/s. Sarcoidosis is a more likely diagnosis if the fibrosis is located in the posterior parts of the upper lobes or in the perihilar area and if there are also nodules in a perilymphatic distribution or if there is extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Less than 5% of patients die from sarcoidosis usually as a result of pulmonary fibrosis. Chang SL Tuan TC Tai CT Lin YJ Lo LW Hu YFet al. Computed tomography (CT) imaging of case 1 pre‐ and post‐immunosuppression. Honeycombing consisting of multilayered thick-walled cysts. 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