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Vol. 65. Issue S1.
Pages S63-S72 (March 2023)
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Vol. 65. Issue S1.
Pages S63-S72 (March 2023)
Schematic approach to the diagnosis of multifocal lung opacities in the emergency department
Abordaje esquemático del diagnóstico de las opacidades pulmonares multifocales en la urgencia
J.M. Plasencia Martínez
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Radióloga de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, Murcia, Spain
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Radiologists in the emergency department must be prepared to deal with any type of disease in any organ at any time. Many entities involving the chest can result in patients’ presenting at the emergency department. This chapter deals with entities that manifest with multifocal lung opacities and that can be mistaken for pneumonia. To facilitate their identification, this chapter approaches these entities by considering their most characteristic distribution on chest X-rays, the main diagnostic modality used for thoracic problems in the emergency department. Our schematic approach includes the key findings in patients’ personal histories, clinical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies that can be available during the initial workup.

Plain-film X-rays
Computed tomography
Lung diseases
Emergency medicine

El radiólogo de urgencias ha de prepararse para enfrentarse a enfermedad de todo tipo, de cualquier órgano y en cualquier momento. Son muchas las entidades con afectación torácica por las que un paciente puede acudir a urgencias. En este capítulo se exponen las enfermedades que se manifiestan con opacidades pulmonares multifocales y que clínicamente pueden simular y diagnosticarse erróneamente como una neumonía. Se han abordado considerando la distribución más característica, con el objetivo de que fuesen identificables empleando la principal herramienta diagnóstica torácica de que se dispone en urgencias: la radiografía de tórax. Se exponen de forma esquemática, aportando claves diagnósticas radiológicas, clínicas, de laboratorio y antecedentes personales, a las que se puede tener acceso en la primera valoración del paciente.


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