IS case 491: Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
Imaging Sciences URMC 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-30
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
Barotrauma can occur due to the poor compliance of the lungs and rupture of the air sacs may lead to air leak into the pulmonary interstitium. The streaky appearance is usually peripheral, but can migrate centrally and even progress to pneumomediastinum.
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