Paraseptal emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Fazel Rahman Faizi

Presentation

Dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
CT

Numerous hyperlucent foci and bullae are seen in the subpleural distribution of both lungs, predominantly in the posterior lower lobes. Possible honeycombing and reticulation at the lowermost lungs, suggesting early fibrosis.

Case Discussion

At the histologic level, fibrosis is a common component of emphysema (see reference article).

Imaging findings of fibrosis can also coexist with those of emphysema. The abnormalities likely affect pulmonary function together. 

Dr. Farhad Farzam has also contributed to this case.

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Case information

rID: 67116
Published: 20th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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