Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Image finding: Air bronchogram, example 1

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Follow-up radiograph


Air bronchograms occur when there is pulmonary infiltration or edema in the tissues immediately adjacent to the bronchi. Darker tubular densities can be seen when the inflammatory process involves the alveoli but has not filled the bronchi with fluid, and therefore distinguishes this disease from cases of atelectasis or pulmonary edema.


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