Probable combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Outpatient with lung fibrosis, allegedly UIP. Deteriorating blood gases.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Though there are interstitial reticular opacities, some ground-glass opacities in the posterior lingula, and subpleural fibrosis, the pattern of translucencies is more typical for paraseptal emphysema than honeycombing. The UIP-typical apico-basal gradient is lacking, as well.

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Case information

rID: 17010
Published: 8th Mar 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: uip, ct
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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