MDCT evaluation of foreign bodies and liquid aspiration pneumonia in adults

Miyoung Kim, Yeol Lee Ki, Won Lee Kyung, Kyongtae T. Bae

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe abnormalities seen on MDCT of the airways and lung parenchyma that are caused by the aspiration of solid foreign bodies and liquid material. CONCLUSION. MDCT allows us to diagnose a full spectrum of disease processes associated with aspiration and complications in the airways and lung. Recognition of the CT findings characteristic of a specific type and location of the aspirate is valuable to make an accurate diagnosis, thereby facilitating optimal clinical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-915
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Adults
  • Foreign bodies
  • Liquid aspiration pneumonia
  • Lung
  • MDCT
  • Thorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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