bronchiecstasis

bronchiecstasis (brn·kē·ekˑ·st·sis),

n bronchial tree disorder characterized by the bronchial walls dilating irreversibly resulting in their destruction. Can be congenital but may also be caused by a tumor or by a foreign body that has been accidentally aspirated. Treatment includes expectorants, antibiotics, and (rarely) surgery of the affected part.
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Bronchiecstasis.