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 1cm in diameter 1. They may or may not contain septations 3.

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rID: 26607
System: Chest
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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  • Case 2: with paraseptal emphysema
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