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Two cases of bronchopulmonary dysplasia of similar appearance in adult monozygotic twin: pathology and computed tomographic findings.

Lee YP, Chun EM, Kim YK, Sung SH - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: They had common histories of pneumonias requiring mechanical ventilations in period of infants.Pathologic findings showed bronchiolar hyperplasia and peribronchiolar fibrosis which was similar to classic BPD patients.It might be reasonable to make close follow-up for BPD patients to evaluate the long-term outcomes of BPD survivors.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is related to decreased lung function throughout life. However, the pathology and radiology pattern of BPD of adults are not documented well yet. In this case report, we present BPD case of an adult monozygotic twin showing nearly identical lesions on chest computed tomography (CT). CT images showed mixed areas of ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs. They had common histories of pneumonias requiring mechanical ventilations in period of infants. Pulmonary function test of one patient showed a pulmonary insufficiency with airway obstruction. Pathologic findings showed bronchiolar hyperplasia and peribronchiolar fibrosis which was similar to classic BPD patients. Our twin case report might help provide distinguishing pathology and radiology pattern of an adult pulmonary sequelaes of BPD. It might be reasonable to make close follow-up for BPD patients to evaluate the long-term outcomes of BPD survivors.

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A 29-year-old man who is the monozygotic twin of the person in the case of Figure 1. (A, B) Low dose computed tomograpy (CT) scans showing peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, which had a nearly identical pattern as the chest CT findings of his twin.
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Figure 3: A 29-year-old man who is the monozygotic twin of the person in the case of Figure 1. (A, B) Low dose computed tomograpy (CT) scans showing peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, which had a nearly identical pattern as the chest CT findings of his twin.

Mentions: Meanwhile, 29-year-old male, the twin brother of the abovementioned patient, visited our hospital for further evaluation after his brother discharge, concerning about abnormal findings found in his sibling. A low-dose chest CT was performed on an out-patient department, and the chest CT showed peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, nearly identical lesions to the chest CT findings of the patient's twin brother (Figure 3).


Two cases of bronchopulmonary dysplasia of similar appearance in adult monozygotic twin: pathology and computed tomographic findings.

Lee YP, Chun EM, Kim YK, Sung SH - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

A 29-year-old man who is the monozygotic twin of the person in the case of Figure 1. (A, B) Low dose computed tomograpy (CT) scans showing peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, which had a nearly identical pattern as the chest CT findings of his twin.
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Figure 3: A 29-year-old man who is the monozygotic twin of the person in the case of Figure 1. (A, B) Low dose computed tomograpy (CT) scans showing peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, which had a nearly identical pattern as the chest CT findings of his twin.
Mentions: Meanwhile, 29-year-old male, the twin brother of the abovementioned patient, visited our hospital for further evaluation after his brother discharge, concerning about abnormal findings found in his sibling. A low-dose chest CT was performed on an out-patient department, and the chest CT showed peribronchovascular mixed ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs, nearly identical lesions to the chest CT findings of the patient's twin brother (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: They had common histories of pneumonias requiring mechanical ventilations in period of infants.Pathologic findings showed bronchiolar hyperplasia and peribronchiolar fibrosis which was similar to classic BPD patients.It might be reasonable to make close follow-up for BPD patients to evaluate the long-term outcomes of BPD survivors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is related to decreased lung function throughout life. However, the pathology and radiology pattern of BPD of adults are not documented well yet. In this case report, we present BPD case of an adult monozygotic twin showing nearly identical lesions on chest computed tomography (CT). CT images showed mixed areas of ground-glass and reticular opacities in both lungs. They had common histories of pneumonias requiring mechanical ventilations in period of infants. Pulmonary function test of one patient showed a pulmonary insufficiency with airway obstruction. Pathologic findings showed bronchiolar hyperplasia and peribronchiolar fibrosis which was similar to classic BPD patients. Our twin case report might help provide distinguishing pathology and radiology pattern of an adult pulmonary sequelaes of BPD. It might be reasonable to make close follow-up for BPD patients to evaluate the long-term outcomes of BPD survivors.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus