Pulmonary fibrosis (moderate severity)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Breathlessness. Fine inspiratory crepitations on examination.

Moderate amount of diffuse bilateral subpleural reticular change in both lungs.

The changes are most pronounced in the basal segments.  Minor resultant traction bronchiectasis.

No honeycomb formation.

Case Discussion

The HRCT demonstrates the typical appearances of a moderate degree of pulmonary fibrosis.

This commonly has a subpleural prelidiction.  The causes can be multiple or as if most commonly the case idiopathic (UIP).

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Case information

rID: 52740
Published: 19th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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