Cystic bronchiectasis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
CT

Severe and cystic bronchiectasis. There is associated mild emphysema and some of the cysts are not clearly associated with bronchi although the majority in fact are. The extensive changes are associated with mosaic perfusion and there is definite and significant emphysema in the lung bases particularly the right. The central pulmonary artery is dilated suggesting pulmonary arterial hypertension and the peripheral pulmonary arteries do not show any significant attenuation as might be suspected in Macleod syndrome.

Case Discussion

These findings are thought to be most likely related to childhood infection as suspected clinically and adenovirus is considered to be the offending organism and pertussis is also include.

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Case information

rID: 8654
Case created: 21st Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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