Heavy smoker patient with wheeze and exertional dyspnea
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There are focal lucencies in the right and left upper lobe indicative of centrilobular emphysema.
Centrilobular emphysema is the most common form of emphysema 1 and is a common finding in asymptomatic elderly and it predominantly involves the upper lobes.
- 1. Takahashi M, Yamada G, Koba H et-al. Classification of Centrilobular Emphysema Based on CT-Pathologic Correlations. Open Respir Med J. 2012;6 (1): 155-9. doi:10.2174/1874306401206010155 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation