Paracicatricial emphysema

Paracicatricial emphysema is a morphological sub type of pulmonary emphysema


In this form, emphysematous spaces are seen adjacent to areas of scarring with latter usually caused by silicosis, granulomatous infection, tuberculosis, pneumonia or pulmonary infarction.

Radiographic features


Often be seen as focal emphysematous spaces adjacent to regions of pulmonary scarring. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate from honeycombing due to pulmonary fibrosis.

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Article information

rID: 25876
System: Chest
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Paracicatricial pulmonary emphysema
  • Paracicatricial lung emphysema
  • Para-cicatricial emphysema
  • Scar emphysema
  • paracicatrical emphysematous change
  • Para-cicatricial emphysematous change

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