Bronchiectasis

Presentation

Female patient with a recurrent history of pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

The images show bronchiectasis affecting the left lower lobe. Some of the bronchi are filled with sputum (bronchoceles). There are also some ground glass opacities, and tree in bud opacities, inferring the bronchioles are filled with sputum.

Case Discussion

The bronchiectasis associated with this case is probably due to the sequelae of pneumonia that she had in the past. Now, this bronchiectasis may be filled with sputum and provide a source of infection.

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Case Information

rID: 45074
Case created: 13th May 2016
Last edited: 14th May 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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