It is very important to differentiate between acute ...

It is very important to differentiate between acute consolidation and chronic consolidation, because it will limit the differential diagnosis.
In chronic disease we think of:
 - Neoplasm with lobar or segmental post-obstructive pneumonia.
 - Lung neoplasms like bronchoalveolar carcinoma and lymphoma.
 - Chronic post-infection diseases like organizing pneumonia (OP) or chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, which both present with multiple peripheral consolidations.
 - Sarcoidosis is the great mimicker and sometimes the granulomatous noduli are so small and diffuse that they can present as consolidation.
This is known as alveolar sarcoidosis.
 - Alveolar proteinosis is a rare chronic disease that is characterized by filling of the alveoli with proteinaceous material. #Diagnosis #Radiology #Pulmonary #CXR #Consolidation #Acute #Chronic #Differential #RadiologyAssistant
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