Progressive massive fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Elderly gentleman. Chronic chest disease. Ex coal miner.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Single lead pacemaker.

Extensive bilateral upper lobe fibrosis with both hila pulled up.

Conglomerate mass like appearances in both upper lobes, more pronounced on the left.

Case Discussion

Pneumoconiosis (occupational lung disease) due to the patient's former work in mining with exposure to coal dust.

In addition to the upper lobe fibrosis, this has now turned into conglomerate masses, consistent with progress massive fibrosis.

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Case information

rID: 50303
Published: 31st Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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