Cystic bronchiectasis

Cystic bronchiectasis is one of the less common morphological forms of bronchiectasis. It may be present on its own or may be occur in combination with other forms of bronchiectasis.

For a general discussion, please refer to the article on bronchiectasis.

Radiographic features

It is characterized by saccular dilatation of bronchi that extend to the pleural surfaces. When aggregated these may give a "bunch of grapes" like appearance. 

Share article

Article information

rID: 50703
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Saccular bronchiectasis

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Types of bronchie...
    Figure 1: types of bronchiectasis
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 4
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 5
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 6
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 7
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 8
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 9
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 10
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 11
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 12
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 13
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.