Cystic bronchiectasis - cystic fibrosis


This patient with known bronchiectasis presented with shortness of breath, upon evaluation of his x-ray it was evidently involving the entire right lung and a high-resolution chest CT was further requested for better assessment of lung disease demonstrating variable subtypes of bronchiectasis with distorted lung parenchymal architecture.

The sweat chloride test was advised by the radiology resident on call, which confirmed the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.