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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

The case of idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy


1 Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Muhammet Sayan
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Avsar Campus, Onikisubat 46100 Kahramanmaras
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_12_18

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Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is claasified in idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis group is rarely seen. Etiology and pathophysiology of this entity are not completely understood. The prognosis is poor, and there is no effective treatment except for lung transplantation. Here, we presented a case of PPFE diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy through fiberoptic bronchoscopy and its histopathological and clinicoradiological features.


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