Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Coughing and dyspnea. Mucopurulent sputum production.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

CT Chest (selected images)

Selected images of a CT Chest study showing mucous impaction within distal bronchioli in the right upper pulmonary lobe. There are distal areas of centrilobular nodules with a linear branching pattern (tree-in-bud).

Case Discussion

This case focuses on the imaging pattern of inflammation of the bronchioles (inflammatory bronchiolitis). 

Unfortunately, no further clinical information was available. 

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Case information

rID: 40263
Case created: 15th Oct 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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