Idiopathic Pulmonary Hilar Fibrosis: An Unusual Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension

RAUL E. ESPINOSA, WILLIAM D. EDWARDS, EDWARD C. ROSENOW, HARTZELL V. SCHAFF

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Abstract

A 37-year-old man with progressive exertional dyspnea had pulmonary hypertension associated with pulmonary arterial and venous obstruction. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary hilar fibrosis, a variant of mediastinal fibrosis. Pulmonary hilar fibrosis can mimic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, and pulmonary venous hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)778-782
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume68
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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