Wegener's granuloma belongs to the so-called collagenoses. It is characterized by focal vasculitis, necrotising granulomatous processes in the upper air passages and lung, as well as focal glomerulitis with swelling of the capsule and the formation of granulomatous glomerular lesions. In order of frequency the lungs, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, kidneys, joints, skin, eyes, ears, the heart and nerve tissue may be involved. Recently, Wolf and Fischbach (1976) reported six cases of Wegener's granuloma with radiological and pathological changes in the lungs. Typical changes which may be found radiographically are illustrated in this paper based on four histologically confirmed cases of this relatively rare condition.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The chest radiograph in Wegener's granuloma
|Fortschritte auf den Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
|Number of pages
|Published - 1978
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)