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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2019 Jan;80(1):141-146. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2019.80.1.141
Park SY , Yong HS , Kim SK , Kang EY .
Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yhwanseok@naver.com
Department of Radiology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea.
Abstract

Acute exogenous lipoid pneumonitis is a kind of chemical pneumonitis following the aspiration of volatile hydrocarbon compounds. The clinical and radiological findings are nonspecific. However, it can be diagnosed by the presence of lipid-laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid on the basis of a history of petroleum-based product aspiration. Herein, we report acute exogenous lipoid pneumonitis after unintentional aspiration of diesel fuel during siphonage in a 31-year-old male. Initially the patient had cough, chest pain, and blood-tinged sputum. The purpose of this case report is to review the radiologic manifestations and the previous literatures.

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