Cystic fibrosis

Case contributed by David Cuete

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

CT Chest


CT shows bilateral cylindrical bronchiectasis, predominant in the lower, lingula and middle lobes associated with peribronchial thickening and some mucous plugs, especially in the lower lobes. This finding is accompanied by centrilobular nodules with tree in bud morphology, compatible with inflammatory disease of distal airway. 

Case Discussion

Extensive bilateral cylindrical bronchiectasis, centrilobular nodules associated with tree in bud morphology, inflammatory findings consistent with distal airway compromise .

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