Subpleural pulmonary bullae

Subpleural pulmonary bullae are a location-specific descriptive term to describe pulmonary bullae occurring in subpleural locations. Many are considered to represent regions of paraseptal emphysema where the emphysematous spaces are greater than 1 cm in diameter 1. They may or may not contain septations 3.

Article information

rID: 26607
System: Chest
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Subpleural bullae
  • Sub-pleural bullae
  • Subpleural bullus
  • Subpleural lung bullae
  • Subpleural pulmonary bullus
  • Sub-pleural lung bullae
  • Subpleural lung bullus

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1
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  • Case 2: with paraseptal emphysema
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