Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Aug 14, 2012.
What’s your diagnosis?
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hyperinflated lungs in COPD
chronic obstructif pulmonary dissease (COPD) or late asthmatic stage
Yes, it's COPD.
The X-ray shows hyperinflated lungs, a flat diafragm and a relatively ‘long’ heart. Patients practically always have 10 pack years or more, although in some cases a genetic component is involved (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency). Long black areas (without demarcation) are usually bullae.
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