Bronchial wall thickening

Bronchial wall thickening is an imaging descriptor used to describe abnormal thickening of bronchial walls and can arise from a vast number of pathological entities. It is one of the causes of peribronchial cuffing.

The presence of bronchial wall thickening usually (but not always) implies inflammation of the airways. On plain radiograph it can sometimes be often difficult to differentiate from peribronchovascular thickening

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rID: 27490
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thickening of bronchial walls
  • Thickening of the bronchial walls

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