Honeycombing in an usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Short of breathing.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Subpleural reticular opacities, macrocytic honeycombing, and traction bronchiectasis with apicobasal gradient of abnormalities. Also noted paraseptal and centrilobular emphysema with large apical bullae suggestive of concomitant COPD. 

Case Discussion

The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis requires the exclusion of other known causes of usual interstitial pneumonia, including use of toxic drugs, environmental exposure (asbestos), and collagen vascular disease.

 

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Case information

rID: 14571
Case created: 5th Aug 2011
Last edited: 21st Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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