Thoracic Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AJR: 197, September 2011
Sonia L. Betancourt, Diana Palacio, Carlos A. Jimenez, Santiago Martinez, Edith M. Marom
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to present the spectrum of inflammatory bowel disease manifestations in the chest, including the airways, lung parenchyma, pulmonary vasculature, and serosal surfaces.
CONCLUSION. The spectrum of inflammatory bowel disease manifestations in the chest is broad, and the manifestations may mimic other diseases. Knowledge of these manifestations in conjunction with pertinent clinical data is essential for establishing the correct diagnosis