Combined non-specific interstitial pneumonia and emphysema in smoker

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

Marked emphysema with upper lobe predominance. Minimal reticulation and ground glass changes in the lower lobes, more conspicuous on the right. In the right base there is subtle traction bronchiolectasis. The immediate subpleural regions in the dorsal lower lobes are spared and this is a typical feature of NSIP. 

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Case information

rID: 20779
Case created: 11th Dec 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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