Spectrum of Chest Computed Tomography findings of Novel Coronavirus disease 2019 in Medical City in Baghdad, a case series

Authors

  • Atheer Adnan Baghdad Teaching Hospital – Medical City Complex – Baghdad – Iraq.
  • Salam Joori
  • Zaid Hammoodi
  • Haider Ghayad
  • Ali Ibrahim

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32007/jfacmedbagdad.621.21744

Keywords:

Keywords: COVID 19, chest CT, Baghdad, MCTH

Abstract

Background: Native chest Computed Tomography (CT) is a quick, non-invasive and practical investigation & plays an important role in evaluation of Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Objective: to describe the chest CT findings in patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in sample from Baghdad population.

Patients & methods: Study sample consisted of 55 patients with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 from 1st March through 15th April 2020. Native chest CT was performed in radiology departments in Medical City Teaching Complex (MCTH). The chest CT images were reviewed & analyzed.

Results: The most frequent CT findings were ground-glass opacities (47.3%) & mixed ground glass & consolidation (43.6%). Most lesions were multiple (67.2%), peripheral (56.3%) & bilateral (81.8%). Least common findings were pleural effusion (7.2%) & mediastinal lymphadenopathy (1.8%).

Conclusion: The commonest chest CT findings of COVID-19 in Baghdad population were multiple, bilateral, peripheral ground glass opacity & consolidation.

 

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Published

2020-06-16

How to Cite

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Adnan A, Joori S, Hammoodi Z, Ghayad H, Ibrahim A. Spectrum of Chest Computed Tomography findings of Novel Coronavirus disease 2019 in Medical City in Baghdad, a case series. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 16 [cited 2022 May 27];62(1.2):6-12. Available from: https://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/19JFacMedBaghdad36/article/view/1744