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Apical Cap
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • (Pulmonary) apical cap, apical pleural cap, apical scar
              • Definitions

                • Apical pleuroparenchymal thickening on radiography

              IMAGING

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Yousem SA: Pulmonary apical cap: a distinctive but poorly recognized lesion in pulmonary surgical pathology. Am J Surg Pathol. 25(5):679-83, 2001
                                    2. Im JG et al: Apical opacity associated with pulmonary tuberculosis: high-resolution CT findings. Radiology. 178(3):727-31, 1991
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • (Pulmonary) apical cap, apical pleural cap, apical scar
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Apical pleuroparenchymal thickening on radiography

                                                IMAGING

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Yousem SA: Pulmonary apical cap: a distinctive but poorly recognized lesion in pulmonary surgical pathology. Am J Surg Pathol. 25(5):679-83, 2001
                                                                      2. Im JG et al: Apical opacity associated with pulmonary tuberculosis: high-resolution CT findings. Radiology. 178(3):727-31, 1991