Idiopathic giant bullous emphysema
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El-Feky M, Idiopathic giant bullous emphysema. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 27 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-77117
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20 May 2020
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Dar El Ashaa Center
Smoker patient presented with dyspnea.
Age: 55 years
From the case: Idiopathic giant bullous emphysema
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Diffuse centrilobular emphysema, with development of large bullae at both upper lobes.
Large bulla is noted at the right lung posteriorly, measuring 9.8 x 13.8 x 20 cm in dimensions.
CT features of bullous lung disease, with giant emphysematous bullae affecting the upper lobes, the largest on the right side occupying more than one-third of right hemithorax. It carries high risk for pneumothorax and lung cancer.