Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Chest pain, dyspnea and chronic cough of 2 months duration. The patient is non smoker

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

Scanogram from CT Chest

Modality: X-ray

CT scout film reveal bilateral symmetrical reticulonodular infiltration involving both lungs most pronounced in the mid and lower zones with silhouetting of cardiac borders.

Modality: CT

Diffuse reticular infiltration of both lungs associated with honeycombing, subpleural cysts and areas of air trapping. Paratracheal, subcarinal and prevascular lymph nodes are noted. Pulmonary artery is borderline (29 mm). 

Case Discussion

The patient was free from other medical illness. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis was established following lung biopsy.

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Case Information

rID: 25270
Case created: 16th Oct 2013
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
System: Chest
Tags: lung, fibrosis
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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