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 a plain radiograph, it can sometimes be often difficult to differentiate from peribronchovascular thickening

Pathology

Etiology

See also

Article information

rID: 27490
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse airway thickening
  • Thickening of the airways
  • Thickening of bronchial walls
  • Thickening of the bronchial walls

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