Bronchial atresia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Branching water-density opacity in the right lower lobe with surrounding hyperlucency. Isolated anomaly. 

Case Discussion

Branching opacity is most in keeping with a bronchocoele. No evidence of continuation with the remainder of the bronchial tree, and surrounding hyperlucency suggests congenital bronchial atresia with a secondary bronchocoele. This is likely incidental to presentation, and no cause for haemoptysis is seen. 

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Case information

rID: 47852
Published: 6th Sep 2016
Last edited: 25th Aug 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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