Bronchiectasis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with extensive history of lung infections, with last admission one year ago. Complains of cough.

Patient Data

Age: 79
Gender: Male
CT

CT scout: In tomographic scout could be observed accentuation of pulmonary interstice with cavitations and volume reduction in the left lung base. 

CT: diffuse bronchial wall thickening, peripheral mucoid impaction and cystic bronchiectasis distorting the left lower lobe.

Case Discussion

Bronchiectasis refers to abnormal dilatation of the bronchial tree, and is seen in a variety of clinical settings, such lung infections. 

Portuguese: Bronquiectasias são dilatações anormais da árvore brônquica presentes em diversos contextos clínicos, como sequelar à infecções pulmonares. 

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Case information

rID: 22061
Case created: 7th Mar 2013
Last edited: 18th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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