Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis almost certain

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Chest radiographs


Patchy hyper lucency throughout both lungs suggesting emphysema. No air-space opacities or pleural effusion. No pneumothorax or subphrenic free gas. The cardiomediastinal contours are within the normal limits. 

CT Chest


Areas of panlobular emphysema scattered throughout both lungs without a clear lobar predilection. 

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