Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


Long history of scleroderma on treatment

Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Female

Bilateral coarsening of the pulmonary interstitium showing thickening of the inter- and intra-lobular septa with reticular interstitial densities, traction bronchiectasis and honeycombing as well as patchy areas of ground glass opacity intermingled with areas of air trapping. These changes show asymmetrical distribution being more pronounced on the left side and more affection of the lower lobes and subpleural areas.

Patulous dilated esophagus more evident at the lower third.

Right hilar calcified lymph nodes are seen.

Prominent main pulmonary trunk.

Case Discussion

A patient with a known history of scleroderma showing bilateral interstitial pulmonary disease with CT picture suggestive of usual interstitial pneumonia.

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Case information

rID: 54302
Published: 29th Jul 2017
Last edited: 1st Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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