Severe bullous disease

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Hyperinflated lungs reflecting underlying emphysema. Loss of parenchymal markings, especially in the right lower lobe compatible with severe bullous disease. Multifocal regions of parenchymal scarring / atelectasis. 

Case Discussion

This patient had a long history of heavy cigarette smoking. 

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Case information

rID: 62166
Published: 5th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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