Pulmonary fibrosis: UIP pattern

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Middle aged male patient known to respiratory clinic with chronic breathing problems. No occupational history of significance.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
X-ray

Small volume lungs with bilateral increased interstitial markings, most pronounced peripherally, without a zonal predominence.

Extensive honeycomb change throughout both lungs in a subpleural distribution with consequential tractional bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

This case of severe pulmonary fibrosis demonstrates extensive honeycombing of the lungs, in a classical fasion.

The potential causes of pulmonary fibrosis is long, with UIP being the commonest.

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Case information

rID: 26493
Case created: 23rd Dec 2013
Last edited: 9th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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