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Case 15717

Bronchiectasis in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Radiological keys for its diagnosis

Author(s)
Maria Jesús Gayán Belmonte, Ana Sánchez González, Begońa Márquez Argente, Joel Trejo Falcón, Marina Lozano Ros, Irene Vicente Zapata.

Spain; Email:mariajesus.gayan@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 36 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Posteroanterior (1a) and lateral (1b) chest X-ray
     

    Parallel and ringlike opacities (black arrows) consistent with multiple bronchiectasis with bilateral and diffuse distribution.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Parallel and ringlike opacities (black arrows) consistent with multiple bronchiectasis with bilateral and diffuse distribution.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial images of thoracic Multidetector Computed Tomography (CT)
     

    Cylindrical (blue arrows in fig. 2a) bronchiectasis in the upper lobes. Bilateral mosaic attenuation with patchy areas of air trapping areas (yellow asterisks in 2a and 2b).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Varicose bronchiectasis (white arrowheads in fig. 2b) in the upper lobes. Bilateral mosaic attenuation with patchy areas of air trapping areas (yellow asterisks in 2a and 2b).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Cystic bronchiectasis in the middle lobe (anterior red arrow in fig. 2c), and varicose and cystic in lower lobes where they were more numerous (red arrows in fig. 2c and 2d)

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Varicose and cystic bronchiectasis in lower lobes where they were more numerous (red arrows in fig. 2c and 2d).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Coronal projection of thoracic Multidetector CT

    Bronchiectasis predominates in the lower lung fields (red arrows) and there is a bilateral mosaic pattern secondary to areas of air trapping (yellow asterisks).

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
Parallel and ringlike opacities (black arrows) consistent with multiple bronchiectasis with bilateral and diffuse distribution.
 
Parallel and ringlike opacities (black arrows) consistent with multiple bronchiectasis with bilateral and diffuse distribution.
 
Cylindrical (blue arrows in fig. 2a) bronchiectasis in the upper lobes. Bilateral mosaic attenuation with patchy areas of air trapping areas (yellow asterisks in 2a and 2b).
 
Varicose bronchiectasis (white arrowheads in fig. 2b) in the upper lobes. Bilateral mosaic attenuation with patchy areas of air trapping areas (yellow asterisks in 2a and 2b).
 
Cystic bronchiectasis in the middle lobe (anterior red arrow in fig. 2c), and varicose and cystic in lower lobes where they were more numerous (red arrows in fig. 2c and 2d)
 
Varicose and cystic bronchiectasis in lower lobes where they were more numerous (red arrows in fig. 2c and 2d).
 
Bronchiectasis predominates in the lower lung fields (red arrows) and there is a bilateral mosaic pattern secondary to areas of air trapping (yellow asterisks).
 
 
 
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