Exogenous lipoid pneumonia results from the aspiration or inhalation of fatty substances, such as mineral oil found in laxatives or nasal medications containing liquid paraffin. We present standard and lipid-sensitive (chemical-shift) MR findings in a patient with histologically confirmed lipoid pneumonia. The loss of signal intensity in an area of airspace disease on opposed-phase imaging was considered specific for the presence of lipid.
- Computed tomography
- Lungs, diseases
- Magnetic resonance imaging, techniques
- Pneumonia, lipoid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging