Discussion of Ground-glass opacity
- Ground-glass opacity is defined as hazy opacity that does not obscure underlying bronchial structures or pulmonary vessels at high-resolution computed tomography.
- Ground-glass opacity may be caused by:
- Partial airspace filling
- Interstitial thickening with inflammation, edema, fibrosis, or neoplastic proliferation
- Interstitial thickening with partial airspace filling.
- Most common causes:
 Imaging Findings for Ground-glass opacity
- Hazy opacity that does not obscure underlying bronchial structures or pulmonary vessels at high-resolution computed tomography.
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 References for Ground-glass opacity
- Chang Min Park, Jin Mo Goo, Hyun Ju Lee, Chang Hyun Lee, Eun Ju Chun, and Jung-Gi Im. Nodular Ground-Glass Opacity at Thin-Section CT: Histologic Correlation and Evaluation of Change at Follow-up. RadioGraphics 2007 27: 391-408.
- Medcyclopaedia's ground-glass attenuation article.