Series of rare lung diseases mimicking imaging patterns of common diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

Kiran Batra, Riham Dessouky, Yasmeen Butt, Vibhor Wadhwa, Jose Torrealba, Craig Glazer

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Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) encompass a variety of restrictive and obstructive lung pathologies. In this article, the authors discuss a series of rare pulmonary entities and their high-resolution computed tomography imaging appearances, which can mimic more commonly encountered patterns of DPLDs. These cases highlight the importance of surgical lung biopsies in patients with imaging findings that do not show typical imaging features of usual interstitial pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalLung India
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018



  • Amyloidosis
  • diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia
  • pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis
  • pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • usual interstitial pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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