Pulmonary fibrosis: UIP

Discussion:

The findings are characteristic of pulmonary fibrosis with diffuse reticulation bilaterally and honeycomb formation of a usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern, particularly at both lung bases.

There was no evidence to suspect prior asbestosis exposure; both pleura are normal with no calcified or noncalcified plaques visualized.

There is an increased incidence of lung cancers in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, and these tumors may be overlooked when there is dense basal fibrosis present

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