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Cystic fibrosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Cough. Known patient from the respiratory unit.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Chest radiographs

The lungs demonstrate bilateral perihilar and upper lobe ring shadows suggestive of bronchiectasis. Likely linear atelectasis in the right upper lobe. Cardiomediastinal contours are unremarkable. No suspicious bone lesions. 


CT Chest

Central and upper zones cylindrical to varicose bronchiectasis associated with a few centrilobular nodular opacities and areas of lung collapse. The background lungs show mild mosaic attenuation pattern. Also, imaged superior abdomen contemplates the pancreas with fatty replacement

Case Discussion

This patient is known from the clinics with the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, with both the radiographs and the CT images showing typical features. 

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Case information

rID: 58437
Case created: 17th Feb 2018
Last edited: 6th Mar 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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