Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


35 year old male smoker.

Modality: X-ray
Modality: CT

Case Discussion

Widespread cystic lung disease with cysts of varying sizes and shape and relative sparing of the lung bases. Infrequent small solid nodules. 

In the context of patient demographics and imaging findings, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is the favoured diagnosis.

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Case Information

rID: 10757
Diagnostic certainty: Probable
Case created: 18th Sep 2010
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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