We report the three cases of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE). All cases had the upper-lobe predominant subpleural opacities in chest radiography and computed tomography scans. Although these findings are similar to apical cap, they are different in that they have upper-lobe volume loss and progress to inner and lower lobes during their clinical course. Although it is rare, PPFE should be considered as a differential diagnosis of upper-lobe predominant idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|State||Published - Jan 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging