Radiation induced pulmonary fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Prior mediation radiotherapy for lymphoma. Cough. Possible lower respiratory tract infection.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years

Volume loss in both upper lobes.

Bilateral paramediastial streaky linear appearance in a fan-like distribution which is almost symmetrical in nature consistent with scarring.

No consolidation.

Heart size normal.

Case Discussion

The appearances and clinical history are entirely in keeping with radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis several years following medically indicated radiotherapy to the mediastinum.

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Case information

rID: 74719
Published: 6th Mar 2020
Last edited: 7th Nov 2020
Tag: viva3
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