Centrilobular emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri

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Heavy smoker patient with wheeze and exertional dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Male
CT

There are focal lucencies in the right and left upper lobe indicative of centrilobular emphysema.

Case Discussion

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. 

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Case information

rID: 46611
Case created: 11th Jul 2016
Last edited: 10th Nov 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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