Radiological features of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis

S. Watanabe, Y. Waseda, H. Takato, K. Kasahara, R. Matsunuma, Y. Ichikawa, M. Yasui, M. Fujimura

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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