Fig. 2: Results of radiologic imaging and autopsy findings in patient 5 with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 infection). | Modern Pathology

Fig. 2: Results of radiologic imaging and autopsy findings in patient 5 with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 infection).

From: In situ detection of SARS-CoV-2 in lungs and airways of patients with COVID-19

Fig. 2

Chest x-ray shows extensive interstitial and airspace opacities and cardiomegaly (a). CT imaging obtained the same day (b) demonstrates bilateral diffuse ground-glass opacities with subpleural sparing and linear band-like opacities (b, arrows). Cross section of the left lung at autopsy (c) reveals patchy consolidation involving the upper and lower lobes representing SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia (c, arrow). Histologic examination of the lungs identified acute-phase diffuse alveolar damage (d) with extensive hyaline membrane formation (d, arrow) desquamation of pulmonary epithelial cells into the alveolar spaces, and inflammatory infiltrates (d, inset).

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