Tree-in-bud sign and bronchiectasis

Case contributed by Dr Natalie Yang

Patient Data

Age: 60 yrs
Modality: X-ray

Chest x-ray demonstrates faint reticulonodular opacities.

Modality: CT

CT confirms numerous centrilobular nodules with opacified distal bronchioles (tree-in-bud sign) and bronchiectasis.

Case Discussion

Chest x-ray in a 60 year old patient of Asian extraction demonstrates faint reticulonodular opacities.

CT confims numerous centrilobular nodules with opacified distal bronchioles (tree-in-bud sign) and bronchiectasis.

These findings most likely represents pulmonary TB or MAC despite negative induced sputum specimens. 

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Case Information

rID: 9195
Case created: 23rd Mar 2010
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Tags: tb, lungs
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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