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Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of microscopic usual interstitial pneumonia pattern after lung cancer surgery

Taichiro Goto, Arafumi Maeshima, Kumi Akanabe, Yoshitaka Oyamada, Ryoichi Kato
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2011, 17 (6): 573-6
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A 78-year-old man underwent right lower lobectomy for lung cancer. Histopathological examination led to the diagnosis of adenosquamous cell carcinoma. The background lung adjacent to the pleura showed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of microscopic usual interstitial pneumonia pattern, although preoperative computed tomography showed no apparent findings of interstitial pneumonia. The patient showed an acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on the third postoperative day. We herein report a case of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of microscopic usual interstitial pneumonia pattern after lung cancer surgery.

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