Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 81
Gender: Male

Chest X-ray shows sub-pleural reticular opacities that increase from the apex to the bases of the lungs.


CT Chest

CT scan shows the presence of peripheral reticular opacities associated with traction bronchiectasis and honeycombing that increase from the apex to the bases of the lungs.


Case Discussion

The radiological findings are compatible with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). The patient has already the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Case information

rID: 28155
Published: 19th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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