Case 48: Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE)
CPFE is a distinct phenotype with upper lobe emphysema and lower lobe fibrosis, with preserved FVC and reduced DLCO
This continues the smoking related lung pathology series. Last week I showcased a patient with multiple manifestations of smoking related changes including combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE).
Today's focus is only on CPFE. How do we define it? Diagnose it? etc.
The video explains it all.
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