Purpose: The purpose of this work was to demonstrate the variety of causes of crazy-paving appearance (CPA) on high resolution CT (HRCT). Method: To identify cases exhibiting CPA (ground-glass opacity with superimposed interlobular septal thickening and intralobular interstitial thickening) on HRCT, we prospectively searched for them over a period of 29 months. Results: We identified 10 cases of CPA on HRCT, including 4 Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, I alveolar proteinosis, 1 usual interstitial pneumonia, 1 pulmonary hemorrhage, 1 acute radiation pneumonitis, 1 adult respiratory distress syndrome, and 1 drug-induced pneumonitis. Conclusion: CPA can result from a variety of diseases. When we encounter CPA on HRCT, clinical information is necessary for differentiation of these entities.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging