Kerley Lines

 

SECONDARY LUNG LOBULE
Normal lung histology
This image is a panoramic view of the lung showing secondary lobules and interlobular septa. Within the interalveolar septae, one sees small venules and lymphatics.Courtesy Armando Fraire MD. 32649b
code lung pulmonary alveoli alveolus secondary lobule interlobular septa vein lymphatic histology
interstitium interstitial
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CHF and KERLEY B LINES
In these images. and c are normal and b and d represent thickened interlobular septa in a patient with congestive heart failure. These are the well known Kerley lines, often spoken about but rarely seen. They are identified as thin horizontal lines usually seen in the costophrenic angles, not being longer than 2 cms in length and touching the pleural surface.
42545c01.800 Ashley Davidoff MD

 

Non Compaction Heart Failure and Pacemaker

NON-COMPACTION AND CHF
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non compaction.
Initial CXR shows findings consistent with interstitial edema, (redistribution, fuzzy borders of the vessels and descending RPA) Kerley B lines, and left atrial enlargement.
Ashley Davidoff MD
NON-COMPACTION AND CHF
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non compaction.
Initial CXR shows findings consistent with interstitial edema, (redistribution, fuzzy borders of the vessels and descending RPA) Kerley B lines, and left atrial enlargement.
Prior to implantation of a dual lead pacemaker she had a gated cardiac CT to define the venous anatomy.
The scout film shows an enlarged left atrium and suggestion of LV enlargement.
Ashley Davidoff MD
NON-COMPACTION AND CHF
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non compaction.
Initial CXR shows findings consistent with interstitial edema, (redistribution, fuzzy borders of the vessels and descending RPA) Kerley B lines, and left atrial enlargement.
Prior to implantation of a dual lead pacemaker she had a gated cardiac CT to define the venous anatomy.
The scout film shows an enlarged left atrium and suggestion of LV enlargement.
Lung windows confirmed the presence of prominent interlobular septa and LAE with bilateral complex effusions.
Ashley Davidoff MD
NON-COMPACTION AND CHF
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non compaction.
Initial CXR shows findings consistent with interstitial edema, (redistribution, fuzzy borders of the vessels and descending RPA) Kerley B lines, and left atrial enlargement.
Prior to implantation of a dual lead pacemaker she had a gated cardiac CT to define the venous anatomy.
The scout film shows an enlarged left atrium and suggestion of LV enlargement.
Lung windows confirmed the presence of prominent interlobular septa and LAE.
Axial soft tissue windows shows LAE with A_P dimension of 4.7cms (upper limits of normal is 4cms)
Ashley Davidoff MD
NON-COMPACTION, CHF PRE AND POST BIVENTRICULAR PACEMAKER PLACEMENT
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non-compaction.
Initial CXR shows findings consistent with interstitial edema, (redistribution, fuzzy borders of the vessels and descending RPA) Kerley B lines, and left atrial enlargement.
Volume measurements showed an end diastolic volume of 217mls, an end systolic volume of 159ccs, a stroke volume of 58ccs with a resulting ejection fraction of 26%.
Following placement of biventricular pacemaker CXR showed resolution of the heart failure, but persistence of the LAE.
Ashley Davidoff MD
CHF and KERLEY B LINES
In these images. and c are normal and b and d represent thickened interlobular septa in a patient with congestive heart failure. These are the well known Kerley lines, often spoken about but rarely seen. They are identified as thin horizontal lines usually seen in the costophrenic angles, not being longer than 2 cms in length and touching the pleural surface.
42545c01.800 Ashley Davidoff MD
NON-COMPACTION AND CHF
74-year-old female presents in CHF and an echo showing reduced EF (35%) and non compaction.
Volume measurements based on the gated cardiac CT showed an end diastolic volume of 217 mls, an end systolic volume of 159ccs, a stroke volume of 58ccs with a resulting ejection fraction of 26%.
Ashley Davidoff MD
Kerley A Lines
CHF with ALVEOLAR EDEMA and KERLEY A LINES
62-year-old male in the ICU with a tracheostomy with acute respiratory distress.
CXR shows acute alveolar edema with an air bronchogram in the right upper lobe (red arrow, a), and red circle, b)with Kerley A lines extending from the periphery to the hila and mediastinum (white arrows)
Ashley Davidoff MD

Kerley Lines L Base Kerley Lines L Base

Non Cardiogenic Kerley Lines
NON CARDIOGENIC KERLEY B LINES –
S/P RIGHT UPPER LOBECTOMY
NON CARDIOGENIC KERLEY B LINES –
S/P RIGHT UPPER LOBECTOMY

References and Links

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