Bullous emphysema

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


Dyspnea and orthopnea.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Advanced bullous emphysema with right-sided predominance. Note peripheral reduction of lung markings with thick subpleural fibrous bands, and the flattened diaphragm. The AP diameter of the chest is also increased. 


Confluous bullae better appreciated on the representative axial CT slice. 

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