Focal interstitial pulmonary fibrosis

Focal interstitial pulmonary fibrosis refers to a manifestation of pulmonary fibrosis where changes are confined and localised to a small region of the lung, they can arise of range of aetiologies with one rather common example being osteophyte induced adjacent pulmonary atelectasis and fibrosis. 

Radiographic appearance

HRCT chest

Can be variable ranging from localised reticular markings to regions of non dependant atelectasis to small focal ground glass nodules 1

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Article information

rID: 40780
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Focal interstitial fibrosis
  • Focal interstitial lung fibrosis
  • Focal pulmonary fibrosis
  • Focal lung fibrosis

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