This site is targeted at medical and radiology professionals, contains user contributed content, and material that may be confusing to a lay audience. Use of this site implies acceptance of our Terms of Use.

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)

Case contributed by: Dr Paresh K Desai
Modality: X-ray

Case Discussion:

Chest x-ray in a 40 year old female with cough demonstrates a mass overlying the left hilum. In the right upper parahilar region a few ring shadow / tram track opacities are also noted, suggestive of bronchiectasis.

CT reveals a branching lesion in the superior segment of the left lower lobe with classic finger in glove appearance which represents of mucous filling dilated bronchi (i.e. bronchocoeles).

CT guided aspiration of the lesion confirmed bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

Bronchocoeles are a feature of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

 Details successfully updated.

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.