PathWays Case Study: Feb. 7

A 43-year-old male presented with recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces (6 on the right, 3 on the left) within the past year. Chest X-ray revealed diffuse cystic abnormalities with interstitial changes predominantly in the mid and upper lungs. CT images of the chest (Figure 1) showed diffuse cystic changes with upper lobe predominance and relative sparing of the lung bases. The patient underwent wedge resection of the superior segment of the right lower lobe.


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Raghavendra Pillappa, M.B.B.S.
Fellow, Surgical and Medical Pathology
Mayo Clinic

Roden_Anja_C_14APAnja Roden, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Rene Revier

Rene Revier

Rene Revier is an Editorial Assistant at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She supports Mayo Clinic PathWays and other corporate communications activities.