Case Reports — PulmonaryA Case of Acute Pneumonitis Following Talc Pleurodesis High-Resolution CT FindingsKim, Yookyung MD; Kim, Yoon Kyung MD; Choi, Moon Young MD; Lee, Kyoung-Eun MDAuthor Information Department of Radiology and Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University MokDong Hospital, Seoul 158-710, Republic of Korea Reprints: Yookyung Kim, MD, Department of Radiology, Ewha Womans University MokDong Hospital, 911-1 MokDong YangCheon-Ku, Seoul 158-710, South Korea (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Thoracic Imaging: March 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 47-49 doi: 10.1097/01.rti.0000186993.85081.ac Buy Metrics Abstract Talc is one of the most effective agents for pleurodesis but it may induce serious pulmonary complication caused by pulmonary talc deposition. We describe a case of acute pneumonitis following talc pleurodesis in a 30-year-old woman who had malignant pleural effusion. Air-space consolidation and ground-glass attenuation developed in both lungs, predominantly in the ipsilateral lung, shortly after pleurodesis and were not satisfactorily explained by reexpansion pulmonary edema or pneumonia. She was started on treatment with corticosteroid. Her dyspnea rapidly improved and air-space consolidation resolved over a few months on follow-up radiographs. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.