Centrilobular emphysema

Case contributed by Alborz Jahangiri


Heavy smoker patient with wheeze and exertional dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

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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