Microcystic honeycombing

Microcystic honeycombing is an imaging descriptor on thoracic HRCT/CT  which is typically given to denote extremely small cysts typically occurring in a sub pleural location on a background of interstitial lung disease. It is typically described in association with non specific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP) 1. Some authors suggest that the size of cysts should be under 4 mm in order to be classified as microcystic honey combing 2.

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rID: 21666
System: Chest
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Microcystic honey combing
  • Microcystic type honey combing

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