Cystic bronchiectasis

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis certain


Recurrent chest infections

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Typical appearances of bronchiectasis of the right lung base.


Severe cystic bronchiectasis of the middle and right lower lobes. Mild bronchiectasis of the right upper lobe and left lower lobe.

Case Discussion

Cystic bronchiectasis is characterized by saccular dilatation of bronchi that extends to the pleural surfaces. When aggregated these may give a "bunch of grapes" like appearance. 

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