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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2018 Sep;79(3):139-151. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2018.79.3.139
Park HR , Kim YT , Jou SS , Park CH .
Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. ytokim@schmc.ac.kr
Abstract

Pulmonary emphysema is defined as the “abnormal permanent enlargement of the airspaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of the alveolar wall and without obvious fibrosis.” Pulmonary emphysema could result in various complications or comorbidities, many of which are interrelated. Pulmonary emphysema can result in a number of interrelated complications and comorbidities. When pulmonary emphysema is accompanied by comorbidities, it may exhibit different and unique radiologic findings, depending on the underlying lung condition. The purpose of this article was to review radiologic findings that have been reported in patients with underlying emphysema, as well as localized pulmonary comorbidities including infection, fibrosis, primary lung cancer, hemorrhage, and other rare conditions.

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