Bronchiectasis

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Bronchiectasis is a relatively common medical lung disease with a number of underlying causes.

General

Gross

  • Large airways at the periphery of the lung.
  • Central airways larger than the adjacent arteries.
  • Typically focal.

Radiologic:

  • Central airways larger than the adjacent arteries.
  • Airway wall-thickening.[3]
  • "Tree-in-bud" abnormalities.

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Microscopic

Features:

  • Dilated airways.
    • Airways larger than arteries.

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See also

References

  1. Kumar, Vinay; Abbas, Abul K.; Fausto, Nelson; Aster, Jon (2009). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease (8th ed.). Elsevier Saunders. pp. 693. ISBN 978-1416031215.
  2. URL: http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/LUNGHTML/LUNG053.html. Accessed on: 21 February 2012.
  3. Stockley, RA. (Jun 1998). "Commentary: bronchiectasis and inflammatory bowel disease.". Thorax 53 (6): 526-7. PMID 9713456.