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COPD with bullous emphysema

Critchley EC - MedPix (2001)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

FINDINGS: The lungs are hyperinflated and the diaphragms are markedly flattened, especially on the lateral view. There are numerous lucent "holes" in the lungs and the vessels are displaced and asymmetrical. PATTERN: Air trapping is present, especially in multiple bullae with thin walls. These are the findings of bullous emphysema. Most such patients have COPD, the most common of all airway diseases. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: A few emphysematous patients have normal airways, with abnormal elasticity of alveolar walls, such as in alpha one antitrypsin deficiency. DIAGNOSIS: COPD with bullous emphysema CORRELATION: The specimen shows thin walled bullae and expanded alveoli.

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Emphysema
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COPD with bullous emphysema

Critchley EC - MedPix (2001)

Emphysema
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MPX2728_synpic3271: Emphysema

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Topic

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

FINDINGS: The lungs are hyperinflated and the diaphragms are markedly flattened, especially on the lateral view. There are numerous lucent "holes" in the lungs and the vessels are displaced and asymmetrical. PATTERN: Air trapping is present, especially in multiple bullae with thin walls. These are the findings of bullous emphysema. Most such patients have COPD, the most common of all airway diseases. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: A few emphysematous patients have normal airways, with abnormal elasticity of alveolar walls, such as in alpha one antitrypsin deficiency. DIAGNOSIS: COPD with bullous emphysema CORRELATION: The specimen shows thin walled bullae and expanded alveoli.

No MeSH data available.