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Bronchiolitis obliterans

Case contributed by Dr Tee Yu Jin


Recurrent pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph demonstrates thickening and dilatation of the bronchioles.


Bilateral diffused mosaic attenuation patterns representing air trapping and normal parenchyma. There is associated bronchial dilatation with signet ring appearance in the right upper lobe and both lower lobes represent bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

This young boy now suffers from irreversible abnormal dilatation of the bronchial tree secondary to previous multiple chest infections. This condition is known as bronchiolitis obliterans.


Case courtesy of Dr Rohalzy binti Ismail, Pediatric Radiologist, and Dr Che Zubaidah Bt Che Daud, Consultant Pediatric Radiologist of the Women and Children Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Case information

rID: 71538
Published: 11th Oct 2019
Last edited: 15th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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