Wegener's granulomatosis in the chest: high-resolution CT findings

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Mar;192(3):676-82. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1837.


Objective: Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon necrotizing vasculitis having variable presentations in the chest that are best depicted on high-resolution CT. Imaging findings may include nodules, which may cavitate; ground-glass opacity secondary to pulmonary hemorrhage; and airway stenoses and ulcerations. Active Wegener's granulomatosis can mimic pneumonia, septic emboli, and metastases.

Conclusion: This article will illustrate the high-resolution CT findings of Wegener's granulomatosis in the chest.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Thoracic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*