Saturday, August 22, 2009

22 - Honeycomb lung on chest X-ray causes

Here is a list of all the causes which result in the Honeycomb appearance of the lung on chest X-ray :


1. Cystic fibrosis
2. Cystic bronchiectasis
3. Collagen disorders : Rheumatoid arthritis and Scleroderma
4. Drugs : Busulphan, Bleomycin, Cyclophosphamide, Melphalan and Nitrofurantoin
5. Pneumoconioses
6. Langerhan cell histiocytosis
7. Interstitial lung diseases
8. Idiopathic interstitial fibrosis ( Fibrosing necrotizing alveolitis )
9. Neurofibromatosis
10. Tuberous sclerosis
11. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis 


Mnemonic : CD(bbcmn) SPLINTER

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