Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


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

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


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
Published: 16th Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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