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Case report


A rare cause of crazy-paving and mediastinal lymphadenopathy: congestive heart failure.

Aysegul SenturkAysegul KaralezliAyse Nur SoyturkH Canan Hasanoglu
Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ataturk Educational and Research Hospital, Bilkent/Ankara, 1Department of Pulmonary Diseases, The Faculty of Medicine, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
Date of Submission: 17-Apr-2013, Date of Acceptance: 13-Jun-2013, Date of Web Publication: 29-Jul-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Aysegul Senturk

Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ataturk Educational and Research Hospital, Bilkent/Ankara, Turkey.
E-mail: asenturk1967@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Aysegul Senturk

Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ataturk Educational and Research Hospital, Bilkent/Ankara, Turkey.
E-mail: asenturk1967@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.115762 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Crazy-paving sign is a pattern seen on multislice computed tomography images of the lungs. It is characterized by a reticular pattern superimposed on ground-glass opacity. It was first described in the late 1980s in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, but has now been described in some other diseases of the lung. Enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes can be seen in infectious and specific inflammatory diseases and malignancies. The present report describes a case of a 44-year-old man in whom congestive heart failure presented with a crazy-paving appearance and enlarged lymph nodes of the lungs on the chest computed tomography scan.
Keywords: Congestive Heart Failure, Crazy-paving Sign, Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy

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