mucoid impaction of bronchus

mucoid impaction of bronchus

plugging of the lumen of bronchi as a result of thickened mucus, interfering with ventilation of corresponding lung segments and leading to characteristic clustered linear and grapelike radiologic densities and occasionally atelectasis and pneumonia; characteristically seen in cystic fibrosis but it can occur in a variety of other disease states.

mu·coid im·pac·tion of bron·chus

(myūkoyd im-pakshŭn brongkŭs)
Plugging of lumen of bronchi due to thickened mucus.