pulmonary changes on HRCT were seen in 18 patients (41.
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).
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.
19) Radiologic disease types of PNTM were categorized as nodular bronchiectatic
(NB), fibrocavitary (FC), or mixed.
0%), followed by ground glass opacities and bronchiectatic
It is also common known for secondary colonization in lung Cavities, bronchiectatic
cavities, lung absesses, lung cysts, malignant persistent cavity.
Computed tomography scan chest demonstrated a homogenous mass extending into the left main bronchus causing its complete obstruction along with extensive bronchiectatic
changes in the left lung.
Chest X-ray disclosed bilateral basal tubular bronchiectatic
changes with peribronchial thickening.
Bacterial colonization of the airways, most commonly with Haemophilus influenzae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is found in more than 60% of adult patients with stable bronchiectatic
Increased mucus production resulting in increased susceptibility to respiratory infections combined with airway obstruction can lead to chronic localized inflammation: a hallmark of the bronchiectatic
lung (Barker 2002).
Chest radiograph revealed chronic bronchiectatic
changes with no new infiltrates.
Airway colonization by aspergillus is usually seen in patients with chronic lung lesions, such as bronchiectatic
cavities, pulmonary fibrosis, or tuberculosis sequelae, and in conditions were local host defense is impaired.