Pulmonary fibrosis: NSIP pattern

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Increasing shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 69-year-old
Gender: Male

CT Chest

There are changes of ground glass opacification in both lung bases. There is associated early changes of traction bronchiectasis. The oesophagus is dilated. The appearances are those of NSIP.

Case Discussion

The lung changes are those of early NSIP. The dilated oesophagus is a clue that the cause is an underlying connective tissue disease. This patient had an established diagnosis of systemic sclerosis.

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Case information

rID: 41181
Case created: 19th Nov 2015
Last edited: 15th Jul 2017
System: Chest
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