Pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Longstanding respiratory clinic attender. Acute on chronic shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Diffuse increased interstitial markings throughout both lungs, without a zonal distribution.

'Shaggy' outline to the heart.


Case Discussion

Moderate to severe pulmonary fibrosis.  The 'shaggy' appearance to the heart results from adjacenet lung fibrosis so the outline of the heart is less well delineated.

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Case information

rID: 46209
Published: 27th Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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