Transient subpleural curvilinear shadow caused by pulmonary congestion

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1990 Jan-Feb;14(1):87-8. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199001000-00014.


We present two cases of transient subpleural curvilinear shadows (SCSs) on CT caused by pulmonary congestion. Subpleural curvilinear shadows, which are usually visible in the middle or lower dorsal lung field on CT, have been reported as the initial finding of pulmonary fibrosis. But SCS is not a specific finding since pulmonary congestion may be one cause of it.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asbestosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pleura / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Edema / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed