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Image finding: Emphysema




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The findings of emphysema include hyperinflation of the lungs, low diaphragm positions, and relative radiotransparency of the pulmonary parenchyma. When bullae form, curved parenchymal lines at their borders may be present. The emphysema may be asymmetric but is commonly noted particularly in the upper lung fields.

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