High-resolution CT pulmonary findings in adults with Gaucher's disease

Clin Imaging. 1998 Sep-Oct;22(5):339-42. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(98)00028-x.


The purpose of this study was to illustrate high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in symptomatic adult Gaucher's disease patients. Five adult patients with Gaucher's disease experienced dyspnea. These patient were first evaluated by chest X-ray (CXR) followed by HRCT. The chest X-ray on one patient demonstrated a calcified granuloma. Two patients had interstitial disease only seen on HRCT, and two patients had a combination of interstitial and alveolar disease giving a mosaic pattern better illustrated on HRCT. HRCT can be used following CXR to evaluate lung pathology in symptomatic adult Gaucher's disease patients.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gaucher Disease / complications*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / instrumentation