Cystic bronchiectasis

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu



Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph

  • non visualization of left hemidiaphragm with apparent elevation
  • blunted left cardiophrenic and costophrenic angles.
  • cystic air spaces seen behind the left heart silhouette and in the left lower zone with increased radio opacity along the peripheral third of the left lower zone. 

Helical CT with HR reconstruction

  • cystic bronchiectatic changes of left lower lobe. 
  • peripheral lung consolidation distal to bronchiectatic changes. 
  • decreased left lower lobe volume. 
  • compensatory hyperinflation of left upper lobe. 

Case Discussion

Patients with bronchiectatic changes are prone for secondary infections and are frequent visitors in the chest department. 

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Case information

rID: 45101
Published: 14th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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