Usual interstitial pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

50 year-old patient with chronic breath shortness.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
CT

There are reticular opacities, associated with traction bronchiectasis , honeycombing and architectural distortion, which reflects lung fibrosis. Pathologic findings are predominantly in the lower lobes of both lungs.

Case Discussion

The findings of HRCT are compatible with usual interstitial pneumonia ( UIP ) , which refers to a morphological pattern of interstitial lung disease. The term idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is applied solely to the clinical syndrome associated with the morphologic pattern of UIP.

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Case information

rID: 21737
Case created: 14th Feb 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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