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Chest, Mnemonics

Honeycomb Lung Mnemonic – BIG HIPS

This mnemonic has been commonly used to recall the causes of honeycomb lung: BIG HIPS

B – Bleomycin
I – Idiopathic (see this case of UIP)
G – Granulomas
H – Histiocytosis X (or Langerhans cell histiocytosis or eosinophilic granuloma)
I – Interstitial Pneumonia
P – Pneumoconiosis
S – Sarcoidosis

Adapted from here.


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