Centrilobular pulmonary emphysema

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


History of smoking

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

HRCT Chest

Note is made of centrilobular emphysema predominantly in the lung apex. No pulmonary nodules are observed. Mediastinal structures have a normal appearance.

Incidental hepatic steatosis is observed.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates emphysema of centrilobular type,  a common finding in smokers.

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Case information

rID: 26808
Published: 9th Jan 2014
Last edited: 30th Jul 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included