avium nodular bronchiectatic
pulmonary disease were genotypically matched.
The mean of FE[V.sub.1]/FVC was observed to be decreased as the number of involved bronchiectatic
bronchial segments increased (P < 0.05) [Figure 2].
14 (27.45%) had consolidation, 2 (3.92%) had reticulonodular picture, 1 (1.96%) had pleomorphic pattern, 4 (7.84%) had mass lesions, 4 (7.84%) had fibrosis, 2 (3.92%) had reticular pattern, 5 (9.80%) had bronchiectatic
changes and 3 (5.88%) had collapse, Graph- 2, 3.
In 22 years, he had only once easily treated bronchitis and his bronchiectatic
area in the left lower lobe also recovered a few years after the diagnosis.
HRCT chest revealed a right-sided basal opacity with bronchiectatic
pulmonary changes on HRCT were seen in 18 patients (41.86%).
In immunocompetent patients, two major patterns have been described for NTM infection: an upper lobe cavitary pattern and a nodular bronchiectatic
A CT scan of the chest was obtained and confirmed the infiltrates and showed bronchiectatic
changes bilaterally in the lower lobes (Figure 1).
air spaces, when viewed "en face," may carry a similar appearance to cysts creating significant diagnostic confusion.
One is the presence of mild bronchiectasis with severe emphysema (the patients may suffer from dyspnea and lower exercise tolerance), and the other is a diffuse bronchiectatic
pattern associated with bronchial wall thickening (the patients may present with daily sputum production and frequent exacerbations).
(19) Radiologic disease types of PNTM were categorized as nodular bronchiectatic
(NB), fibrocavitary (FC), or mixed.
HRCT showed the presence of dilated trachea and both main bronchi, irregularity of the tracheal wall, and few bronchiectatic
changes in the left lower lobe.