Prognostic value of honeycombing on initial HRCT of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in older people

Tomoyuki Minezawa, S. Isogai, M. Okazawa, K. Imaizumi

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We retrospectively analyzed the prognostic value of honeycombing on HRCT at the first medical examination of patients aged 75 years or older with interstitial pneumonia. In line with the CT atlas of honeycomb lung established by Sakai et al., we classified honey-combing into four categories. Our result showed that patients having typical or untypical honeycomb lung had a poorer prognosis compared with those with non-honeycomb lung. The honeycombing on HRCT can be a useful predictor of the prognosis in elderly patients with interstitial pneumonia who are generally not suitable for surgical lung biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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